John Krasinski Height

My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that's a bonus.

~ John Krasinski

Actor and director, John Krasinski is a tall person, who comes from an even taller family. Both of his brothers -- Kevin and Paul Krasinski are well above 6 and a half feet.

IMDB lists John at a befitting 6 feet 3 inches -- and that's how tall John himself once claimed to be -- but is he really that tall?

We have our doubts, but admittedly, John's height seems a little tricky to pin down to an exact number. Based on what we have seen of John -- he seems a bit shorter than his claim -- just a bit south of 6'3".

We think Mr. Krasinski is a lot taller than a 6 feet tall guy like Chris Evans, a little shorter than 6 feet 3 inches tall Ben Affleck, and around the same height as Idris Elba (6'2½").

The real height of John Krasinski is

6'2½" or 189 cm

John Krasinski standing with Tom Cruise and Jason Momoa
John Krasinski with lil Tom Cruise (5'8") and big Jason Momoa (6'4")

John Krasinski is a director, so he has things to say:

John Krasinski on male insecurity.

We can appear to be tough as nails, but guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that's exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.

John Krasinski on being lucky to discover acting.

I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I've ever done.

John Krasinski on the power of being funny.

Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they're down, and when they're having a good time, I can carry on the joke.

John Krasinski on being formed by his family.

My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood.

John Krasinski on Tom Hanks.

If there was ever someone to look up to, it's Tom Hanks.

John Krasinski on fun-loving work-mates.

Each cast member brings their own vibe and antics to the set. You're constantly surrounded by fun-loving people who can make you laugh in their own way.

John Krasinski on being Boston-bred..

Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I'm one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.

John Krasinski on working at the marriage.

I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is.

John Krasinski on being proactive.

Most of the people I know who work out seriously do so because they have such an amazing outlook on life. To be who I want to be, I'm going to work out to be more positive, and more active. It's proactive.

John Krasinski on trust.

I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.

John Krasinski on fantasy football.

My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.

John Krasinski on classics.

I'm a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I'm that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it's not really going to make me a better reader. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.'

John Krasinski on how to be not funny.

You can't do anything to be funny. That's cringe-worthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don't make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.

John Krasinski on trophies.

Trophies and medals have never meant much to me. I've had amazing experiences, which let you feel like you've accomplished something.

John Krasinski on making mistakes.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. And I'm really sensitive, so I take even small mistakes as huge ones.

John Krasinski on faking it until making it.

Probably the biggest challenge for me as a director was to not show how scared I was. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry, and I had to pretend I knew what I was doing.

John Krasinski on David Foster Wallace.

David Foster Wallace, in my opinion, is one of the greatest writers we've ever had, certainly in the last twenty years. His obvious dominance of the English language is partnered with honest moments and the most beautifully dark sensibility.

John Krasinski on being strong.

I love feeling strong. You pick up your daughter with ease while everyone else makes a little grunt when they pick up their kids.

John Krasinski on being inspired by a movie.

I remember when I saw 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' I wanted to go out and direct a movie right there on the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, you can't without permits.

John Krasinski on George Clooney.

I admire him so much; if I was ever going to have a dude crush, it would be on George Clooney. I mean, I don't think you can avoid it. It's like a superpower - he just sucks anybody in around him.

John Krasinski on growing up.

I think we all get into situations where we don't know how to proceed, and those are really the scariest moments that we have, but that's also what makes us 'grow up' and learn a lot about each other.

John Krasinski on trying out new things.

Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it's always more fun in the end.