James Dean Height and Weight

James Byron Dean was born in Marion, Indiana, United States, on February 8, 1931, was an American actor. Young James Dean first started performing in UCLA production of "Macbeth" (1950) in role as Malcolm. He began his career on television in a Pepsi Cola commercial. He got his television acting debut in Family Theater (1951) in episode "Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration", in role as John the Apostle. He landed his big screen debut in drama film Fixed Bayonets! (1951) in uncredited role as Doggie. Dean's breakthrough performance came as Caleb Trask in drama romance film East of Eden (1955). He made his Broadway debut in a play "See the Jaguar" (1952) in role as Wally Wilkins, at Cort Theatre.

How tall was James Dean and what was his weight? James Dean's height was 5' 7½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 171 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 139 іn pоunds or 63 іn kіlоgrаmѕ. His shoe size was 9 US | 42 EU.

James Dean

James Dean
Photo: Studio publicity still / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

February 8, 1931


September 30, 1955


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 7½ in | 171 cm


63 kg | 139 lbs

Shoe size

9 US | 42 EU

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jett Rink in epic Western drama film Giant (1956).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Jim Stark in drama movie Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

He was nominated for the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor also won the Golden Globe Special Achievement Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his performance as Caleb Trask in drama romance film East of Eden (1955).

Best TV Shows

He played various characters in television series:

Kraft Television Theatre (1952–1953)

Lux Video Theatre (1952-1955)

Treasury Men in Action (1953)

Westinghouse Studio One (1953)

Campbell Summer Soundstage (1953)

Danger (1954)

General Electric Theater (1954)


Attended Brentwood Public School and McKinley Elementary School in Los Angeles, California.

Graduated from Fairmount High School in 1949.

Studied at Santa Monica College in California.

Studied at University of California, Los Angeles.

Studied method acting under Lee Strasberg in Actors Studio in New York City.

Had English, Scottish, Welsh, German, Irish, Dutch and Native American ancestry.

He was first actor to receive the Academy Award nomination posthumously.

He played Bachir in a play "The Immoralist" (1954), at Royale Theatre.

He was close friend with actress Elizabeth Taylor.

He was fan of Elvis Presley.

He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

He liked fast cars.

Dean died on September 30, 1955, Cholame, California, United States in a car crash, at the age of 24.


He was engaged to Liz Sheridan (1952).

He dated Ursula Andress (1955), Terry Moore (1954), Pier Angeli (1952-1953) and William Bast (1950-1954).