David Morse Height

There's been one movie star that would not work with me because of my height. I had so many people who had to stand on boxes when they do scenes with me.

~ David Morse

American actor, David Morse is known for his great work in movies like "The Green Mile", "Disturbia", "The Long Kiss Goodnight", "The Rock", "12 Monkeys", and many more. 

David Morse is a very tall actor, especially in contrast to the short leading actors of his time -- Sylvester Stallone (5'9" in his prime) and Tom Cruise (5'8" at his best) would look like kids in front of him. Even the big man -- Michael Clarke Duncan from "The Green Mile", was taller than David Morse in reality.

IMDb lists David Morse's height as six feet four inches and that is how tall he once claimed to be as well.

Even petty height-nitpickers like us have no reason to disbelieve this height listing this time -- David looked that tall throughout his long and illustrious career. Though now close to his 70s it looks like he has lost some height due to age.

The height of David Morse in his prime was

6'4" or 193 cm

David Morse height comparison with Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins
David Morse with Tom Cruise (almost 5'8"), and the tall Tim Robbins (6'5")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

Here are some interesting David Morse quotes:

David Morse on his love of theater.

I had almost no money, but with the little bit I had, I got a ticket to see 'That Championship Season' at the Booth theater.

David Morse on being in movies and TV at the same time.

It's great to be able to have your feet in both worlds. I wouldn't want to be just stuck in one or the other.

David Morse on being on a roller coaster.

I'm not sure I always feel like I'm in the seat. Sometimes I'm only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don't know anybody who doesn't feel that way.

David Morse on his difficult childhood.

Home wasn't a pleasant place to live, growing up.

David Morse on being a good enough actor to lie.

In my first film, I was a basketball player. Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.

David Morse on being a private person.

I don't like talking about myself. I'm not really interested in myself. One of the good things about being a supporting actor is that you get to talk about other people.

David Morse on not caring about money.

I don't care about the money. I just need, as an actor, to do as many different things as I can to make me feel good about myself.

David Morse on acting for the pleasure of it.

I'm acting for the pleasure of it.

David Morse on destiny.

I gave up planning when our children were born when I had three children to feed and a roof to keep over our heads, and all of that. Early in my career, I said I would never do television at all; then I wound up doing nothing but television for 10 years.

David Morse on playing intriguing characters.

To this day, that's what I love the most: finding and playing characters who are out of my experience.

David Morse on why he finds acting cathartic.

I was a teenager and it was tough years for me. Being able to bring myself into a character and live in somebody else's world was so important for me emotionally. I couldn't express things well in my normal life. I was so overwhelmed by my emotions.

David Morse on Sean Penn.

With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised. He doesn't necessarily want what he's written, although we'll do what he's written. He likes the danger of acting.