If you’re a man who’s on the shorter side, you can take pride in your lack of height! You’re in great company.
1) Bruno Mars – 5’5
You’ve probably seen a lot of Mr. Bruno Mars since he got his big break, but did you know that he’s actually one of the shortest men in show business? It’s true! He is only 5 feet 5 inches tall.
2) Daniel Radcliffe – 5’5
Bruno Mars isn’t alone in his short stature! Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the entire film franchise, is the same height: 5 feet 5 inches. He grew up a lot while playing his most famous role, but he grew more in age than height.
3) Robert Downey, Jr. – 5’9
Standing at 5’9â³ tall, Robert Downey, Jr. is the tallest man on this list. But that doesn’t mean he’s tall when compared to other Hollywood actors! While filming ‘The Avengers,’ he had to wear shoe lifts in order to match heights with his superhero-sized costars like Chris Evans (6â²), Chris Hemsworth (6’4â³), and Tom Hiddleston (6’2â³).
He wasn’t the only “short” guy on set, though! Mark Ruffalo, who played the Hulk, is even shorter than Downey, coming in at only 5’8â³ tall.
4) Lil Wayne – 5’6
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., aka rapper Lil Wayne, picked an appropriate title when he came up with his stage name! He stands at only 5 feet 6 inches tall.
5) Darren Criss – 5’8
Did you know that Darren Criss, who plays Blaine Anderson on ‘Glee,’ isn’t very tall? He has only reached 5 feet 8 inches, the same height as his female costar, Heather Morris. Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Blaine’s love interest Kurt, is two inches taller than Criss.
6) Billy Joel – 5’5
The incredible piano man himself, Billy Joel, is much shorter than most people would’ve assumed based on his music videos and live concert performances. He stands at a mere 5 feet 5 inches.
But Mr. Joel and his height brothers Bruno Mars and Daniel Radcliffe aren’t the shortest men on this list! That status goes to…;
7) Kevin Hart – 5’2
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart, who has appeared in such films as ‘Scary Movie 3,’ ‘Along Came Polly,’ ‘The Five-Year Engagement,’ and ‘Think Like a Man,’ is the shortest man on the list, coming in at a compact 5 feet 2 inches tall.
His slight height hasn’t held him back in his career, though! In addition to his movie and television career, he earned the gig as host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2013.
8) Jon Stewart – 5’6
Jon Stewart, host of the popular series ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central, often jokes about his most unfortunate physical characteristics. Even so, you may not be aware that he is only 5 feet 6 inches tall!
His Comedy Central counterpart, Stephen Colbert, has Stewart beat in this regard: he’s 5’10” tall. The biggest shock of all, though, is the height of the two men’s Fox News nemesis, Bill O’Reilly, who stands at an impressive 6’4â³.
9) Niall Horan – 5’7
Fans of the British-Irish boy band One Direction probably already know this information, but the rest of you may be surprised to find out that one of the group’s members, Niall Horan, stands at a mere 5 feet 7 inches.
None of the boys would be considered particularly tall, though. The rest of the band’s heights are:
Harry Styles – 5’10”
Zayn Malick – 5’9â³
Louis Tomlinson – 5’9â³
Liam Payne – 5’10”
10) Usher – 5’8
Even superstars can be short; eight-time Grammy Award winner Usher stands at 5 feet 8 inches! Luckily for his fans, his short height only seems to help him perform the expert dance moves that made him famous.
11) Ben Stiller – 5’8
Who else fits right into the 5’8â³ club with Darren Criss and Usher? Ben Stiller, that’s who! He is another man who has never let his lack of height hold him back, starring in hit movies like:
There’s Something About Mary
Meet the Parents
Night at the Museum
12 Joe Jonas – 5’8
It will probably come as no surprise that the three Jonas brothers are far from being giants. But while both Kevin and Nick stand at 5’9â³ tall, their middle brother Joe is a little less lucky when it comes to height; he’s one inch shorter, coming in at 5’8â³.
13) Josh Hutcherson – 5’7
The adorable Josh Hutcherson, who played everyone’s favorite baker in ‘The Hunger Games,’ is only 5 feet 7 inches tall. His costar and his character’s pseudo-love interest in the film, Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, is one inch taller than Josh at 5’8â³.
Besides Niall Horan of One Direction, Josh also shares his height with another well-known actor…;
14) James McAvoy – 5’7
This young man, who has played everyone from Charles Xavier in ‘X-Men: First Class’ to Mr. Tumnus in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia,’ may seem taller in your imagination than he really is! He is 5’7â³ tall, one inch shorter than his ‘Becoming Jane’ leading lady, Anne Hathaway.
And finally, the last man on the list is…;
15) Mark Wahlberg – 5’8
Mark Wahlberg really lucked out when he starred opposite a digitally-created teddy bear in ‘Ted,’ because it didn’t make his lack of height quite so obvious! Marky Mark is only 5 feet 8 inches tall, but his wife, model Rhea Durham, doesn’t seem to mind!
The next time you feel short for being a man with a height of under 5’9â³, take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. These celebs know exactly how you feel!