Male actors under 5'8"

Some men are just so handsome and charming you forget all about height discrimination and just look at them for their good looks or lofty, admirable, performances. Here's a list of contemporary male actors representing men under the American average height.

The list is intended to show more contemporary male actors in the showbiz climate, a younger generation and is a very subjective list.

By the way, to be fair I only used actor's that have their height written on the website. The list is in no particular order.

Those who are suspect to be otherwise from their indicated height or other actors who could have fallen into this list but had no height indicated on their page could not be used but may be a topic for another list....
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Andrew Lawrence
Actor, Recess
Son of Donna and Joe Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, affectionately called Andy, was born in Philadelphia, PA on the 12th of January, 1988. Starting show biz at age three, Andy Lawrence fits right into the family of stars that he was born into. Andy is loved by people everywhere for his charming smile, accurate impressions, good attitude, sweet countenance, and many more talents.
“ 5'7"
The youngest of the sexy Lawrence brothers is probably one of the most underused and under rated actors to date. He sure has grown into a handsome man with a face echoing classic 1950s good looks. Wasn't he in a 60s themed TV show with Steve Carrell too? ” - ol344
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ 5'7"
A perfect example of how grace and presence can dissolve the illusions cast by height. Until I checked his webpage I had no idea he was around five-foot-seven. I always thought he was taller with those long legs he's used to throw kicks that covered the width of the screen. ” - ol344
Marshall Allman
Marshall Allman, born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, realized his talent for acting at the age of seventeen when he was given his first role in a summer production of Clive Barker's "The History of the Devil". Giving up his pursuits in art and athletics, he moved to Hollywood weeks after graduating from Austin High School to focus his pursuits in acting...
“ 5'7"
Can you believe he was born in 1984 and still looks like that? Eat your heart out Beiber. His respectable filmography is growing and speaks for itself I say. Plus take a look at that sweet face.... ” - ol344
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his favorite TV shows were Roseanne and Grace Under Fire...
“ 5'6"
Olive skin and blue eyes yet quite underrated. His filmography is solid! ” - ol344
Scott Caan
Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women in the scene were to be nude, but that he felt it really sexist, so he stripped too...
“ 5'5"
I always thought the sexy man should have played Wolverine....what burly, handsome, manly, features he posses! ” - ol344
Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series...
“ 4'5"
I want to sleep with him.... ” - ol344
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
“ 5' 5¼" ” - ol344
“ 5'7"
I just love how he is doing his best to transition into mainstream. Good for him for developing his career and being an entrepreneur. ” - ol344
Justin Shenkarow
Actor, Z Nation
Justin Shenkarow has starred in television and film for over 17 years. He has starred in television shows including Eerie Indiana, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Strong Medicine, and Boston Public. Justin's production company, "Shake That Fro Productions" has produced three short films which he has directed and starred in...
“ 5'6"
Have you seen his repetoire? He was the whiz kid Zack's voice actor on "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego" and the voice of Harold from "Hey Arnold." ” - ol344
Jason Marsden
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Jason Marsden has been affectionately referred to as that guy from that show. The seasoned actor has worked in film and television with the best and the brightest, including Ridley Scott (White Squall), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal), James Woods (Shark)...
“ 5'4"
Remember when he was on "Boy Meets World?" ” - ol344
Devon Murray
Devon Murray was born in County Kildare, Ireland in October 1988. His parents Michael and Fidelma Murray sent him to the Billie Barry when he was six, and within two weeks he landed a Tesco television ad. Within six months he was in his first movie, acting alongside Aidan Quinn in This Is My Father. He then joined the National Performing Arts School and made his breakthrough in Angela's Ashes...
“ 5'3"
How could you say "no" to a face like that? ” - ol344
Jonathan Lipnicki
Jonathan was born in Westlake Village, CA to Rhonda and Joe Lipnicki. At the age of five Jonathan Lipnicki received global acclaim as he carried his own with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film Jerry Maguire. After this breakout role, Jonathan had become a widely-recognizable celebrity...
“ 5'7"
He knows how much the adult human brain weighs. ” - ol344
Justin Chon
Actor, Twilight
Justin Chon was born in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, and was raised in Irvine, California. He is the son of Kyung, a pianist, and Sang Chon, a former child actor. Justin is of Korean descent. His acting career started at 2005. He was in shows such as 'Jack & Bobby' and 'Taki & Luci'. He...
“ 5'6"
Finally! An Asian actor in a current mainstream Hollywood movie...really this shouldn't be the case here. Lots of Asian actors that could be used in major roles aside from the foreigner or martial artist stereotype. ” - ol344
Jimmy Bennett
Actor, Orphan
James 'Jimmy' Bennett was born on February 9, 1996 in Seal Beach, California. He has appeared in guest starring roles on The Guardian, Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and recently Everwood, and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that decade. At age six Jimmy said he wanted to be on TV...
“ 5'7" ” - ol344
Hiroyuki Sanada
Actor, Life
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first became famous as an action star for his role in The Shogun's Samurai...
“ 5'7" ” - ol344
Soundtrack, Batman
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth...
“ 5'2" ” - ol344
“ 5'5"
Because you're amazing just the way you are! ” - ol344
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
“ 5'6" ” - ol344
“ 5'5"
Loved him as the pizza delivery boy on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Ooze." Get this: he was Prince Tarn on "Red Sonja" too! ” - ol344
Efren Ramirez
Efren Ramirez has been working as a professional actor for many years. Initially, his career consisted of guest star appearances on television, as he appeared in diverse roles on "E.R.", "AMERICAN DAD", "JUDGING AMY", "THE DISTRICT", "MAD TV", and "SCRUBS." However, it was his memorable portrayal of...
“ 5'7"
A versatile actor who had us fooled in "Napolean Dynamite." ” - ol344
Shaobo Qin
SHAOBO QIN (Yen), a member of the internationally acclaimed Peking Acrobats makes his motion picture debut in Ocean's Eleven. Shaobo was rehearsing with the Peking Acrobats when he was spotted and asked to audition for the role of Yen. Born in Guangxi, China in 1982, Shaobo saw his first acrobat performance at the age of eleven and knew immediately that was the career he wanted to pursue...
“ 5'6"
You now...the acrobat? ” - ol344
“ 5'2" ” - ol344
Josh Hutcherson
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old...
“ 5' 5¾" (1.67 m) as of July 30, 2013 from ” - ol344
Jerry Ferrara
Actor, Entourage
Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King of Queens. Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature...
“ 5'7" ” - ol344
Carlos PenaVega
Born as Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. in Columbia, Missouri. U.S. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009. Carlos studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory. He is a member of the band, Big Time Rush, and plays piano and sings...
“ 5'6"
The cutie pie from Big Time Rush! ” - ol344
Dave Franco
David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. Dave made his first television appearance at the age of 21...
“ 5'7"
looks good naked too ” - ol344
“ 5'6 1/2" as of May 30, 2013
His luscious wavey-curly hair and smile is just dreamy and he directed an award winning film already film? I'm jealous! ” - ol344
Bradley James Allan
BRAD ALLAN: Born with an inherent fascination of all things Chinese, Brad Allan started studying martial arts, boxing, gymnastics and Chinese circus arts from the age of 10 years. At age 15 years, Brad met two of China's greatest wushu athletes Liang Chang Xing and Tang Lai Wei of the renowned Beijing Wushu Team (the same team as Jet Li)...
“ 5'4 1/2"
very nice body on this one ” - ol344
Nathan Kress
Actor, iCarly
Known around the world for his lead role on Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly", Nathan plays Freddie Benson, Carly's smitten next-door neighbor and technical producer of her web show. Now that iCarly has ended its stellar run, Nathan is breaking out into feature films, as a lead in "Into the Storm," a Steve Quale tornado thriller for New Line Cinema, due to be released in August 2014...
“ 5'7"
iCarly cutie pie! ” - ol344
“ 5'6"
Loveable sandwich maker from Ugly Betty.... ” - ol344
Jaye Davidson
Actor, Stargate
Jaye was born in Riverside, California in 1968 the son of a Ghanaian father and English mother. The family left for England when Jaye was 2 and a half. Jaye left school at 16 and had been alternately unemployed and doing odd jobs (running for a production company, working in a factory) ever since. Jaye...
“ 5'3"
Love his air of mystique in "The Crying Game" and in "Stargate". ” - ol344
Joe McElderry
Joe is from South Shields in North East England. He is a keen runner and has participated in the Great North Run 3 times along with the Sport Relief Mile. He is highly involved in many charities including Variety UK, The Hunger Project and The Teenage Cancer Trust. Due to this, he is the youngest ever recipient of Variety's "Silver Heart" Award...
“ 5'5"
Winner of X-Factor UK series 6. Why doesn't he have a picture on here? ” - ol344
“ 5'7" ” - ol344
“ 5'7"
Cutie pie on "Husbands". ” - ol344
Jack Black
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
“ 5'6" ” - ol344
Aaron Yoo
Actor, 21
“ 5' 7½" ” - ol344
Jon Stewart
Producer, The Daily Show
Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He graduated from the College Of William And Mary in Williamsburg...
“ 5'6" ” - ol344
Seth Green
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's portraying Christopher Guest in Netflix's upcoming National Lampoon origin film...
“ 5'4" ” - ol344
Niall Horan
Niall James Horan was born on September 13th, 1993, in Westmeath, Mullingar (St. Luke's Hospital). He has one older brother, Greg Horan. His parents are Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan. His parents divorced when he was five and he lived a few years between each homes, until he chose to live with his dad...
“ 5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Not quite actor...yet. He is very popular right now and here's hoping he's not a late bloomer. ” - ol344
Aaron Michael Davies
Born and raised in small-town Iowa, Aaron Michael Davies ventured out to New York City upon graduation from Hampton-Dumont High. He attended New York University for a hot minute, then realized he didn't want to deal with being in debt for the rest of his life. He parted ways with the school, and has been working his way into the entertainment industry ever since...
“ 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Recently saw him in a 2008 short film, "Llyod Neck." ” - ol344
Max Schneider
Actor/Singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage. He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13, and things just set off from there...
“ 5' 7¾" (1.72 m) ” - ol344
“ 5' 5" (1.65 m) -retrieved August 8, 2013 from "Austin Drage" ( ” - ol344
“ 5' 3¾"
was on popular U.K. TV series, "Misfits." ” - ol344
“ 5' 7" (1.70 m) as of May 30, 2013 on ” - ol344
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen...
“ 5' 7" (1.70 m) (Retrieved August 29, 2013 from ” - ol344
Gig Morton
Actor, Mr. Young
Gig Morton was born in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. His mom is a nurse and his dad is a builder/building inspector. He is the youngest of four children. Having three older sisters, who were entertained by most things he did, made Gig a natural performer. Gig got his start as a young actor when he appeared in four consecutive Walt Disney hit "Buddies" franchise movies...
“ 5'5"
Cutie from "Mr. Young" ” - ol344
Brendan Meyer
Actor, The Guest
Brendan Meyer is an accomplished actor in both theatre and film/TV. He has filmed throughout North America: in LA, New Mexico, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as his home town of Edmonton. In addition to his writing and directorial debut, the short film, A Job, Brendan has written several screenplays and shorts that he hopes to direct and produce in the future...
“ 5.7"
"Mr. Young" ” - ol344
“ 5'5 1'4"
as of December 12, 2013 on ” - ol344
Kris Allen
Kris Allen was born on June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA as Kristopher Neil Allen. He is best known as the winner for the eighth season of American Idol. In 2007, he released a album titled Brand New Shoes. He has been married to Katy O'Connell since September 26, 2008. They have two children.
“ 5'7" as of December 12, 2013 on ” - ol344
David Patrick Kelly
Actor, Twin Peaks
Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City gang film The Warriors...
“ 5' 6" (1.68 m) as of January 16, 2014 on ” - ol344
Giovanni Ribisi
Actor, Avatar
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents both have careers in the entertainment industry. His mother, Gay Ribisi (née Landrum), is a talent manager for actors and writers, and his father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician. He has a twin sister...
“ 5' 7½" (1.71 m) as of March 3, 2014 on ” - ol344
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in Hartsville...
“ 5'6" (March 12, 2014) ” - ol344
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia...
“ 5' 4½" (1.64 m) (March, 12, 2014 on ” - ol344
David Huynh
Actor, ER
David Huynh won a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for Outstanding Newcomer Award and Best Emerging Actor for his performance in Juwan Chung's Baby, which also won a Special Jury Award for Best Feature Length Film at that year's Festival. Huynh has also Starred in Byron Q.'s film...
“ 5' 6" (1.68 m) (March 13, 2014 on

David Huynh won a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for Outstanding Newcomer Award and Best Emerging Actor for his performance in Juwan Chung's Baby (2008) plus he's Canadian too! ” - ol344
Danny Smith
Danny Smith was born in Montreal but moved to Pickering, Ontario at the age of seven. After high school, Danny was accepted into AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in New York City, but did not go, instead appearing in many musical theatre productions at Stage West in Mississauga. He went on to study and perform improvisational comedy at The Second City in Toronto...
“ 5' 7½" (1.71 m) (March 22, 2013 on ” - ol344
“ 5' 7" (1.7 m) (April 4, 2014 on ” - ol344
“ 5' 7" (1.7 m) (April 7, 2014 on ” - ol344
“ 5' 7" (1.7 m) (April 14, 2014 on ” - ol344
Chuck Maldonado
Miscellaneous Crew, Collateral
“ 5'7" (May 19, 2014 on ” - ol344
Macaulay Culkin
Actor, Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin...
“ 5'7" (May 21, 2014) ” - ol344
James McAvoy
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
“ 5' 7" (June 10, 2014) ” - ol344