Robin Williams Height

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

~ Robin Williams

American actor and comedian, Robins Williams is remembered for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and for being a great comedian overall.

It is a well-known fact that Robin Williams was not that tall -- you can say he was a bit on the shorter side.

In the biography by Dave Itzkoff called "Robin", his height is mentioned:

"Robin had never been depicted in [a billboard], and it ate at him. They’re fifty feet tall and I’m only five foot eight ... I’m nothing."

But Robin Williams also once claimed to be 5-feet-7 inches and we think it the more believable number, especially after taking a careful look at him and comparing his height to that of a few interesting people, like Al Pacino (5'6"), Matt Damon (5'10"), Pierce Brosnan (6'1"), etc.

The real height of Robin Williams was

5'7" or 170 cm

Robin Williams height comparison with Geena Davis and Dustin Hoffman
Robin Williams with Geena Davis (6"), and Dustin Hoffman (5'5½" in his prime) who looking shorter than he really is in this image because of his somewhat bended knees

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.

"There's no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot."

~ Robin Williams