Shortest Male Celebrities

Shortest Male Celebrities

If you’re just as nosy as we are, you want to know more about your favorite male celebrities and how tall or short they are. When watching a show or movie, it can be hard to figure out their height, especially since cameras can alter an actor’s height to fit the look of their character. 

In this guide, we’re going to look at some of the shortest male celebrities, and we can guarantee that some of them are going to surprise you. 

Let’s dive right in. 

8 Shortest Male Celebrities

8. Mark Ruffalo

Height: 5’8
Years active: 1989-present
Most famous works: Shutter Island and The Avengers

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Mark Ruffalo is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood! Though his career first started with minor TV and film roles, Ruffalo got his big break when he was cast in the film You Can Count on Me,  playing Laura Linney’s brother. His performance in this film was critically acclaimed, and he was often compared to Marlon Brando. 

In the early 2000s, Ruffalo was cast as the romantic lead in several films, including the cult classic 13 Going on 30. He continued to act in interesting dramatic films as well, and was later cast as Bruce Banner in The Avengers

Did you know? 

Mark Ruffalo was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2018 for Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, a spoken-word album.

7. James McAvoy

Height: 5’7
Years active: 1995-present
Most famous works: Split and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

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James McAvoy made his acting debut when he was only a teenager! His first role was in the film The Near Room when he was 15 years old, but McAvoy admitted later on that he wasn’t particularly interested in being an actor. However, he studied acting and eventually graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 

He became a more widely known actor after starring as Mr. Tumnus in Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Did you know? 

James McAvoy used to be addicted to playing video games. His favorites were games The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana.

6. Elijah Wood

Height: 5’6
Years active: 1989-present
Most famous works: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

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Elijah Wood is perhaps best known for his work as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. His career began as a child actor with a small role in Back to the Future Part II. He also acted in a few music videos for artists like Paula Abdul and The Cranberries. Wood was also widely known for his leading role in the film Flipper. 

His break into the industry took place when he was cast as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, and his career has seen nothing but success ever since. 

Did you know? 

Elijah Wood started a record label called Simian Records, and he also DJs in his spare time.

5. Nathan Lane

Height: 5’5
Years active: 1978-present
Most famous works: The Lion King, The Birdcage, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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If you’re a Disney fan, you’ll probably recognize Nathan Lane’s voice when you hear the character Timon speak and sing! Lane has had a widely acclaimed career on stage and screen. He made this theatrical debut in 1978, playing Francis Flute in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

After several years playing various roles on stage, Lane’s breakthrough came with his role as Albert Goldman in The Birdcage

Did you know? 

Nathan Lane collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and played multiple roles in his musicals over the years.

4. Jason Alexander

Height: 5’5
Years active: 1981-present
Most famous works: Seinfeld and Dream On

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Jason Alexander is widely known for playing George Costanza, the short and insecure best friend of the titular character on Seinfeld. His performance was critically acclaimed, and Alexander was nominated for several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe awards. 

Aside from his role in Seinfeld, Alexander is known for being a trained singer and dancer. He has acted in several Broadway productions, including Merrily We Roll Along, Finding Neverland, and The Odd Couple

Did you know?

Jason Alexander is a skilled poker player and has even competed in various poker tournaments for charity.

3. Martin Freeman

Height: 5’4
Years active: 1998-present
Most famous works: Sherlock, The Office, and the Hobbit trilogy

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Martin Freeman is a hugely talented and successful actor best known for his roles in Sherlock and the Hobbit films. He began acting in the early 2000s, appearing in various commercials and television shows, but eventually got his break when he was cast in the British version of The Office

Later on, he acted as Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy, and won an award for Best Actor at the Empire awards. 

Did you know?

Martine Freeman is a huge fan of soul, jazz, and Motown music.

2. Simon Helberg

Height: 5’4
Years active: 1999-present
Most famous works: The Big Bang Theory, As They Made Us, and Florence Foster Jenkins 

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Simon Helberg is most well-known for his performance as the nerdy loser Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. However, before playing that character for 15 seasons, Helberg was seen in a variety of smaller roles in films in the early 2007s, such as A Cinderella Story and Evan Almighty

After The Big Bang Theory ended, Helberg transitioned into playing more dramatic and sophisticated roles in films like As They Made Us and Annette

Did you know?

Simon Helberg became a French citizen to play a part in the film Annette.

1. Danny Devito

Height: 4’10
Years active: 1970-present
Most famous works: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Matilda

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Danny Devito is one of Hollywood’s most widely loved actors. He has played a variety of comedic and dramatic roles throughout his career in Hollywood, and has worked in several films over the years. Some of his most famous roles include Mr. Wormwood in Matilda, Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Frank Reynolds in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Did you know?

Danny Devito appeared in One Direction’s Steal My Girl music video.


In this article, we looked at some of the shortest male celebrities out there. The actors on this list have achieved tons of success and good fortune over the years, and clearly, they didn’t let their heights get in the way! 

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