Male actors under 5'8"

by ol344 | created - 20 Jan 2012 | updated - 10 Jun 2014 | Public

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 imdb.com 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....

1. 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" 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?

2. Jet Li

Actor | Huo yuanjia

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,...

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.

3. 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" 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....

4. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Actor | The Lion King

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 ...

5'6" Olive skin and blue eyes yet quite underrated. His filmography is solid!

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" I always thought the sexy man should have played Wolverine....what burly, handsome, manly, features he posses!

6. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

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 ...

4'5" I want to sleep with him....

7. 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' 5¼"

8. 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" I just love how he is doing his best to transition into mainstream. Good for him for developing his career and being an entrepreneur.

9. 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 ...

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."

10. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

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 (1996)), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal (1997)), James ...

5'4" Remember when he was on "Boy Meets World?"

11. Devon Murray

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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...

5'3" How could you say "no" to a face like that?

12. Jonathan Lipnicki

Actor | Jerry Maguire

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 ...

5'7" He knows how much the adult human brain weighs.

13. 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.

14. 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 (2001), Judging Amy (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and recently Everwood (2002), and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that ...

5'7"

15. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Rokyoku komori-uta (1965) (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 ...

5'7"

16. 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, ...

5'2"

17. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

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

5'5" Because you're amazing just the way you are!

18. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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 (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

5'6"

19. 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.

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!

20. Efren Ramirez

Actor | Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

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."

21. Shaobo Qin

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

SHAOBO QIN (Yen), a member of the internationally acclaimed Peking Acrobats makes 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 ...

5'6" You now...the acrobat?

22. Kevin Hart

Actor | Ride Along

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, 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 previously married to Torrei...

5'2"

23. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

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 ...

5' 5¾" (1.67 m) as of July 30, 2013 from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1242688/?ref_=rvi_nm

24. 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. ...

5'7"

25. 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...

5'6" The cutie pie from Big Time Rush!

26. 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 ...

5'7" looks good naked too

27. 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 à la ferme (2013), I Killed My Mother (2009) and Heartbeats (2010).

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!

28. Bradley James Allan

Stunts | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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 ...

5'4 1/2" very nice body on this one

29. 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. Now that iCarly has ended its stellar run, Nathan is breaking out into feature films, as a lead in "Into the Storm," a...

5'7" iCarly cutie pie!

30. 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" Loveable sandwich maker from Ugly Betty....

31. 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" Love his air of mystique in "The Crying Game" and in "Stargate".

32. Joe McElderry

Actor | The Johnny and Inel Show

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 ...

5'5" Winner of X-Factor UK series 6. Why doesn't he have a picture on here?

33. Chad Allen

Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Chad Allen was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA as Chad Allen Lazzari. He is an actor and producer, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), TerrorVision (1986) and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986).

5'7"

34. Brad Bell

Writer | Husbands

Brad Bell was born on October 4, 1985. He is a writer and actor, known for Husbands (2011), I Want to Get Married (2011) and Torchwood (2006).

5'7" Cutie pie on "Husbands".

35. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

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 ...

5'6"

36. Aaron Yoo

Actor | 21

Aaron Yoo was born on May 12, 1979 in New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for 21 (2008), Disturbia (2007) and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).

5' 7½"

37. 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 ...

5'6"

38. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

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 ...

5'4"

39. Niall Horan

Soundtrack | King of the Golden Sun

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 ...

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.

40. Aaron Michael Davies

Actor | Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!

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 ...

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Recently saw him in a 2008 short film, "Llyod Neck."

41. Max Schneider

Actor | Love & Mercy

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...

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

42. Austin Drage

Actor | Snatch

Austin Drage was born on June 29, 1986 in Leytonstone, London, England as Austin Leigh Drage.

5' 5" (1.65 m) -retrieved August 8, 2013 from "Austin Drage" (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0236674/?ref_=rvi_nm)

43. Nathan McMullen

Actor | Misfits

Nathan McMullen is an actor, known for Misfits (2009), Doctor Who (2005) and The Driver (2014).

5' 3¾" was on popular U.K. TV series, "Misfits."

44. Joe Dempsie

Actor | Skins

Joe Dempsie was born on June 22, 1987 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Joseph Maxwell Dempsie. He is an actor, known for Skins (2007), Game of Thrones (2011) and Blitz (2011).

5' 7" (1.70 m) as of May 30, 2013 on imdb.com

45. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

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...

5' 7" (1.70 m) (Retrieved August 29, 2013 from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305558/bio)

46. 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 ...

5'5" Cutie from "Mr. Young"

47. Brendan Meyer

Actor | The OA

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...

5.7" "Mr. Young"

48. David Archuleta

Actor | Nandito ako

David Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, USA as David James Archuleta. He is an actor, known for Nandito ako (2012), So You Think You Can Dance (2005) and Hoy nos toca (2017).

5'5 1'4" as of December 12, 2013 on imdb.com

49. Kris Allen

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

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 ...

5'7" as of December 12, 2013 on imdb.com

50. 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 ...

5' 6" (1.68 m) as of January 16, 2014 on imdb.com

51. Giovanni Ribisi

Actor | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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" (1.71 m) as of March 3, 2014 on imdb.com

52. 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" (March 12, 2014)

53. 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 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 imdb.com)

54. David Huynh

Actor | M.F.A.

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 (2007), which also won a Special Jury Award for Best Feature Length Film at that year's Festival. Huynh has also ...

5' 6" (1.68 m) (March 13, 2014 on imdb.com)

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!

55. Danny Smith

Actor | Big Wolf on Campus

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 ...

5' 7½" (1.71 m) (March 22, 2013 on imdb.com)

56. 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 The Bad Education Movie (2015).

5' 7" (1.7 m) (April 4, 2014 on imdb.com)

57. 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" (1.7 m) (April 7, 2014 on imdb.com)

58. Alfie Allen

Actor | John Wick

Alfie Allen was born on September 12, 1986 in Hammersmith, London, England as Alfie Evan Allen. He is an actor, known for John Wick (2014), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and Game of Thrones (2011).

5' 7" (1.7 m) (April 14, 2014 on imdb.com)

59. Chuck Maldonado

Collateral

Chuck Maldonado is known for his work on Collateral (2004), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and Honey (2003).

5'7" (May 19, 2014 on imdb.com)

60. 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" (May 21, 2014)

61. James McAvoy

Actor | Atonement

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 ...

5' 7" (June 10, 2014)