Male actors under 5'8"

by c-smith1776 | created - 02 Oct 2014 | updated - 27 Dec 2015 | Public

Some men have talent, charm and beauty so lofty that they exceed any supposed limits of their physical height. This is a list of contemporary male actors and a few other celebrities under 5'8". The men presented are actors, musicians and other artists who are currently contributing some magic to the modern showbiz climate or at least underrated and deserve more screen time!

This list is subjective and the men are not ranked or listed in any particular order!

1. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

5'6 1/2" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293509/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, April 14, 2015)

2. Andrew Lawrence

Actor | Bean

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, ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0492620/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, April 14, 2015)

3. Jet Li

Actor | The One

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,...

4. Marshall Allman

Actor | Hostage

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 ...

5'7"

5. Scott Caan

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

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 ...

5'5"

6. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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, ...

5'5" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0705356/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

7. Sean Paul Lockhart

Actor | Judas Kiss

Sean Paul Lockhart was born on October 31, 1986 in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Judas Kiss (2011), Triple Crossed (2013) and Chillerama (2011).

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1851320/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

8. Justin Shenkarow

Actor | Z Nation

Justin Shenkarow has spent thirty years working as a talented actor and producer in television, film and animation. He has received numerous honors and distinctions including an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for his work as an ensemble series regular playing Matthew on the hit CBS show "Picket ...

5'6" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0791561/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

9. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

You've seen him. You've heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as "That Guy From That Show".

At age eleven, Jason Marsden relocated ...

10. 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 ...

11. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

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, ...

12. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

13. Ernie Reyes Jr.

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Ernie Reyes Jr. was born on January 15, 1972 in San Jose, California, USA as Ernest E. Reyes. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Rundown (2003) and Red Sonja (1985). He has been married to Lisa Reyes since November 11, 2009.

14. Efren Ramirez

Actor | Mad Families

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

15. Shaobo Qin

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

SHAOBO QIN (Yen), a member of the internationally acclaimed Peking Acrobats, made his motion picture debut in Ocean's Eleven (2001). 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 ...

16. Kevin Hart

Actor | Ride Along

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kevin Darnell Hart. He is a producer and actor, known for Ride Along (2014), Central Intelligence (2016) and Grudge Match (2013). He has been married to Eniko Parrish since August 13, 2016. They have one child. He was ...

17. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, 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 ...

18. 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 (1998). Other television parts soon followed. ...

19. Carlos PenaVega

Actor | Big Time Rush

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.

He...

20. Dave Franco

Actor | Neighbors

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. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. His father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and his mother is Jewish. Dave made ...

21. Xavier Dolan

Actor | Tom à la ferme

Xavier Dolan was born on March 20, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Xavier Dolan-Tadros. He is an actor and writer, known for Tom at the Farm (2013), Heartbeats (2010) and I Killed My Mother (2009).

5' 6½" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230859/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

22. Bradley James Allan

Stunts | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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 ...

5' 4¼" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015904/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

23. Nathan Kress

Actor | Into the Storm

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. After iCarly ended its stellar run, Nathan broke out into feature films and new media, with New Line Cinema's "Into ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0470941/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

24. Giovanni Ribisi

Actor | Boiler Room

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 ...

5' 7½" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000610/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

25. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

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 ...

5'6" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2106637/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

26. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

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 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

27. David Min-Hyun Kim

Music_department | Haebangchon: Chapter 1

David Min-Hyun Kim is known for his work on Haebangchon: Chapter 1 (2015) and The Dream (2007).

28. Mathew Horne

Actor | Gavin & Stacey

Mathew Horne was born on September 6, 1978 in Nottingham, England as Mathew Frazer Horne. He is an actor and writer, known for Gavin & Stacey (2007), Planet 51 (2009) and Agatha Raisin (2014).

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1328703/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

29. Jack Gleeson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Jack Gleeson was born on May 20, 1992 in Cork, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Batman Begins (2005) and A Shine of Rainbows (2009).

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322416/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

30. Alfie Allen

Actor | John Wick

Alfie Evan Allen (born 12 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of film producer Alison Owen and Welsh-born actor Keith Allen. His older sister is singer Lily Allen...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654295/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

31. 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 ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000346/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

32. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

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 11. He ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564215/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

33. Jaye Davidson

Actor | The Crying Game

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. ...

5'3" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001109/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

34. Freddy Rodríguez

Actor | Planet Terror

Freddy Rodríguez was born on January 17, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Planet Terror (2007), Poseidon (2006) and Harsh Times (2005). He has been married to Maria Elsie Rivera since December 23, 1995. They have two children.

5'6" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0135585/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

35. Joe Jonas

Soundtrack | Camp Rock

Joe Jonas got his start as the frontman for the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling group, Jonas Brothers, which quickly grew into one of the highest-grossing bands in music history.

Beyond his career in music, Joe has appeared in guest-starring roles on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" and The ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2679438/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

36. Robin Lord Taylor

Actor | Accepted

A native of Shueyville, Iowa, Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech.

Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking Dead (2010), Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) The Good Wife (2009) and ...

5'6" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2088699/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, November 30, 2014)

37. John Leguizamo

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way (1993); a heroic Army Green Beret, ...

5' 6½" (1.69 m) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000491/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, December 10, 2014)

38. Dylan Sprayberry

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan Sprayberry is an American actor and musician known for Man of Steel (2013), Teen Wolf (2011), Shuffle (2011) and Old Dogs (2009). Dylan attended West University Elementary until 2005 when his family moved to California. He has a younger sister, Ellery Sprayberry, who is also an actress. His ...

5' 5" (1.65 m) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2876098/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, December 29, 2014)

39. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

Described by top film critic Mark Kermode as an "unbelievably versatile" actor, Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068260/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm&licb=0.9328039253596216, April 14, 2015)

40. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012).

Early life and ...

5'6" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1596350/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, June 2015)

41. Johnny Galecki

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

John Mark Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, to American parents; his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was three years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with his parents, Mary Lou and Richard Galecki, and siblings, sister Allison (...

5'5" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0301959/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, September 8, 2015)

42. Kunal Nayyar

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2471798/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, September 8, 2015)

43. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

5'7" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0910607/?ref_=rvi_nm, December 12, 2015)

44. Miguel

Soundtrack | Think Like a Man

Miguel was born as Miguel Jontel Pimentel. He has been married to Nazanin Mandi since November 24, 2018.

5' 6" (1.68 m) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4260015/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm, December 27, 2015)

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