James Hetfield Height

"I choose to live, not just exist."

~ James Hetfield

American musician, James Hetfield is known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, co-founder, and main songwriter of the heavy metal band Metallica.

James Hetfield is tall. He always towered over the other members of Metallica. He's also the tallest guy from The Big 4 of Thrash Metal -- Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and Metallica.

After taking a careful look at James Hetfield and comparing his height to that of a few famous people like Zac Efron (5'8"), Dave Grohl (5'11½"), Dr. Dre (6"), etc, we think Mr. Hetfield looks close to 6-feet-2 inches tall -- perhaps just a bit under it.

The real height of James Hetfield is

6'1½" or 187 cm

James Hetfield mugshot
James Hetfield: The biggest one from the big four

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.

"We do this basically for ourselves. People appreciate it, which is cool, but I think they appreciate that we're doing it for ourselves. We're doing it our way, and how people like it is not up to us. We like it."

~ James Hetfield