Ricky Gervais Height

"I think you can make fun of anything except things people can't help. They can't help their race or their sex or their age, so you ridicule their pretension or their ego instead. You can ridicule ideas - ideas don't have feelings. You can ridicule an idea that someone holds without hurting them."

~ Ricky Gervais

Famous comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is known for many things, his oscar worthy speech at Golden Globes 2020 is the least of it.

He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and more awards than we can actually list here.

Where height is concerned, Ricky Gervais can be called short though obviously not to his face, because calling a comedian short to their face could prove dangerous.

Anyway, Ricky has claimed to be 5-feet-8 inches tall in the past, along with 6-feet-1 inch.

You never know when to take comedians seriously and when to not, though in this case, we are going with the first number -- you are free to make your own choice.

Though to be honest, for the sake of our site's integrity, we have to say that Ricky can sometimes look even shorter than 5-feet-8 inches, like with Ellen DeGeneres, who was 5'7" in her prime though looks 5'6" now.

Though like Ricky just like Ellen could have lost some height with age as well -- now that he has touched his 60s.

The real height of Ricky Gervais is

5'7" or 170 cm

Height in prime was 5'7½"

Ricky Gervais height comparison with Simon Pegg and Stephen Merchant
Ricky Gervais with Simon Pegg (5'9") and Stephen Merchant (6'7")

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.

"Science is constantly proved all the time. If we take something like any fiction, any holy book, and destroyed it, in a thousand years' time, that wouldn't come back just as it was. Whereas if we took every science book and every fact and destroyed them all, in a thousand years they'd all be back because all the same tests would be the same result."

~ Ricky Gervais