Jim Morrison Height

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

~ Jim Morrison

Legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and poet, Jim Morrison is remembered for his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and for being one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history.

By all accounts, Jim Morrison was a bit on the taller side. A documentary on The Doors described Jim Morrison's height s 5-feet-10 inches, which was certainly a bit above average for his time.

But Jim was described as 5-feet-11 inches tall as well -- like in the book "Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend," author Stephen Davis mentions Jim's height as 5-feet-11 inches.

After taking a careful look at him, we think it might just be possible that Jim's real height was between these two numbers -- in any case, he looked at least two inches shorter than the tallest member of The Doors Ray Manzarek who was half an inch over six feet.

The real height of Jim Morrison was

5'10½" or 179 cm

The Doors memebers standing. From left to right: Densmore, Krieger, Morrison and Manzarek
The Doors. From left to right: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek. Photo: G√ľnter Zint

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.

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask."

~ Jim Morrison