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Shortest Actors

Updated on November 28, 2014

The average height of a male in America is 5'9. The actors listed below don't make the cut and may be shorter than you realized.

# 15

Actor Danny DeVito stands at just a mere 5'0.


Claims to Fame:

Taxi (1979-1983)

Throw Mama from the Train (1987)

The War of the Roses (1989)

Batman Returns (1992)

Get Shorty (1995)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Deck the Halls (2006)




# 14

Prince stands tall at 5'2 but that doesn't stop him from grooving across the stage and hitting those high notes.


Claims to Fame:


Purple Rain (1984)

Music Singles: 1999, Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Raspberry Beret, I Would Die 4 U, Purple Rain, and Kiss.

# 13

Legendary singer Paul Simon is more well know for his amazing voice then his tall stature of 5'3.

Claims to Fame:

The Sound Of Silence (1964)

Homeward Bound (1965)

Red Rubber Ball (1965)

A Hazy Shade of Winter (1966)

Mrs. Robinson (1967)

Bridge Over Troubles Water (1969)

Cecilia (1969)

You Can Call Me Al (1986)

# 12

Emilio Estevez stands at 5'4.



Claims to Fame:


The Breakfast Club (1985)

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Stakeout (1987)

Young Guns (1988)

The Mighty Ducks (1992)

Mission Impossible (1996)


# 11

Loveable Michael J. Fox is just the right size for cozy hugs and snuggles at 5'4



Claims to Fame:

Family Ties (1982-1989)

Back to the Future (1985)

Teen Wolf (1985)

Doc Hollywood (1991)

The American President (1995)

Stuart Little (1999)

Spin City (1996-2001)

# 10

Seth Green may be tiny but he has the a wife who makes up for the difference. Green stands at just 5'4.


Claims to Fame:


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2000)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Enemy of the State (1998)

America's Sweethearts (2001)

The Italian Job (2003)

Without a Paddle (2004)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


# 9

What Dustin Hoffman lacks in height he makes up for with his acting chops. Hoffman stands tall at 5'5.


Claims to Fame:


The Graduate (1967)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Straw Dogs (1971)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Tootsie (1982)

Rain Man (1988)

Hook (1991)

Hero (1992)

Meet the Fockers (2004)


# 8

Daniel Radcliffe may be our favorite wizard but when measuring up to other wizards he is on the short side at 5'5.



Claims to Fame:

Harry Potter (2001-2011)

# 7

Even though the Fonz was pretty awesome, Henry Winkler only stood at a mere 5'6 when playing too cool for school "The Fonz" on the Happy Days.


Claims to Fame:

Happy Days

The Waterboy (1998)

Holes (2003)

Click (2006)

# 6

I may be on team Peeta but Josh Hutcherson is much shorter than Team Gale's Liam Hemsworth standing at only 5'6. Size doesn't matter... so I hear.


Claims to Fame:


Zathura (2005)

RV (2006)

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

The Kids Are Alright (2010)

The Hunger Games (2012)

# 5

Funny man Jack Black may be on the shorter side but he never has trouble finding the big laughs. Black stands tall at 5'6.


Claims to Fame:


Demolition Man (1993)

Waterworld (1995)

The Cable Guy (1996)

The Fan (1996)

Enemy of the State (1998)

Saving Silverman (2001)

Shallow Hal (2001)

School of Rock (2003)

King Kong (2005)

The Holiday (2006)

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Sex Tape (2014)


# 4

Elijah Wood is our favorite hobbit and he's such a method actor that he took the size of a hobbit to heart and stands at just 5'6.

Claims to Fame:


Forever Young (1992)

The Good Son (1993)

The War (1994)

Flipper (1996)

Deep Impact (1998)

The Faculty (1998)

The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)

Sin City (2005)

# 3

Our favorite sarcastic superhero played by Robert Downey Jr. is just 5'7.

Claims to Fame:

Weird Science (1985)

The Pick Up Artist (1987)

Chaplin (1992)

The Singing Detective (2003)

Gothika (2003)

Zodiac (2007)

Iron Man (2008)

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

The Avengers (2012)

# 2

We all knew Tom Cruise was short but did you know he is as tall as Iron Man at 5'7?

Claims to Fame:


The Outsiders (1983)

Risky Business (1983)

Top Gun (1986)

Rain Man (1988)

Days of Thunder (1990)

A Few Good Men (1992)

Mission Impossible (1996)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Minority Report (2002)

War of the Worlds (2005)

Rock of Ages (2012)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

# 1

Mark Wahlberg may be one of the newest tough guys of late but did you know he stands at the same height as Tom Cruise at just 5'7?

Claims to Fame:


Boogie Nights (1997)

The Yards (2000)

The Perfect Storm (2000)

Plant of the Apes (2001)

The Italian Job (2003)

The Departed (2006)

The Happening (2008)

The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Fighter (2010)

Ted (2012)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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