This Is Us is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed television shows of recent years.
The drama follows the lives of the Pearson family, and its talented cast has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with its relatable and emotional storytelling.
While we’ve grown to love the Pearson family on screen, it can be easy to forget what the actors behind the roles look like in real life and how tall they are.
Niles Finch, who plays the role of the younger version of William Hill, Sterling K. Brown, who plays the role of Randall Pearson, Mandy Moore, who plays the role of Rebecca Pearson, Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays the role of Beth Pearson, and Chris Sullivan, who plays the role of Toby Damon, atThe Hollywood Reporter And SAG-AFTRA Emmy Award Contenders Annual Nominees Night on September 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)
If you’re wondering about the height of the stars who have brought the story to life in a way that is both sympathetic and immensely compelling, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s look closer at the talented individuals who brought the Pearsons to life on our screens and showcase what they look like outside the show.
1. Mandy Moore (Rebecca Pearson) – 5ft 9 ¾ (177.2 cm)
Rebecca Pearson, the matriarch of the Pearson family, has worked tirelessly to bring her relatives closer, although her dreams of becoming a well-known singer were never realized.
Mandy Moore stars as Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama “This Is Us,” portraying her at various ages, and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role (Credit: NBC)
Mandy Moore played Rebecca in various roles, including the present-day Rebecca, the pregnant Rebecca, and pre-Jack Rebecca when everyone was focused on finding her a spouse.
The Candy singer has established herself as a remarkable artist in music and acting, and in 2002, she won an MTV Movie Award for her debut performance in A Walk to Remember.
In real life, the 38-year-old star is blissfully married to Taylor Goldsmith, a musician for the indie group Dawes. After more than two years of dating, They got married in November 2018, and Mandy announced on Instagram in February 2021 that the couple had given birth to a son, August Harrison.
Mandy Moore attended the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards in Beverly Hills on August 13, 2022, dressed in a stunning floral-print caped dress from Rodarte’s Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection.
Mandy Moore displayed her style in a black silk dress with elegant floral patterns and caped sleeves at the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards: Broadcast & Cable at The Beverly Hilton on August 13, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The dress featured a mock turtle neckline and a graceful cape detail across the shoulder and was paired with black Gianvito Rossi Bijoux 105 leather sandals and simple rings.
Moore was styled by Kevin Michael Erikson for the event, where she was honored with the Virtuoso Award, recognizing her outstanding career as an actress. In her acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude and disbelief at receiving the award.
2. Milo Ventimiglia (Jack Pearson) – 5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
Milo Ventimiglia starred as Jack Pearson, one of TV’s most adored fathers. To become the wonderful family man we witnessed until his untimely passing in season two, he survived an awful, abusive father and his alcohol problems.
Standing at the height of 5ft 8 ½ (174 cm), in a 2016 interview, he was quoted as saying, “In Hollywood, usually people are pretty matched up. But Jared [Padalecki] is 6-foot-4, I’m 5-foot-10”.
However, in an earlier AOL chat, he mentioned his height as “I don’t know. I am 5’9″.”
In the fall of 2016, Milo Ventimiglia began his role as Jack Pearson, the patriarch of a middle-class family in 1980s/1990s America, in the highly praised NBC period drama series “This Is Us,” opposite Mandy Moore (Credit: NBC)
“I work out, I run and tend to get stiff; yoga stretches me out. I’m 5ft 9in and think, ‘Five eleven would be nice – just two more inches!’ I think yoga adds one-and-a-half,” he told Daily Mail about his height.
The 45-year-old American actor made his television acting debut in 1995 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, played the main character in the short series Opposite Sex in 2000, and then landed his breakout performance as Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls the following year.
In real life, Milo is a very reserved person when it comes to his own family.
Milo Ventimiglia attended the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards in Beverly Hills on August 13, 2022, dressed in a stylish all-black suit paired with a dark-colored dress shirt (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The 5ft 8 ½ in (174 cm) tall actor has never been wed but has dated some of his previous co-stars, including Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls). His last romance was with Encanto star Diane Guerrero.
3. Jon Huertas (Miguel Rivas) – 5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)
Since before he met Rebecca, Miguel Rivas has been Jack Pearson’s closest buddy. Rebecca reunited with Miguel after Jack’s passing, and the two married.
Jon Huertas joined the cast of “This Is Us” in 2016 and has played Miguel, who was aged and eventually married to Rebecca, played by Mandy Moore, since the first season (Credit: NBC)
Primetime television is nothing new to Jon Huertas. He has appeared in episodes of NCIS, Elementary, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Crossing Jordan, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
Before his given role on This Is Us, Jon Huertas was a mainstay on ABC’s Castle.
Jon Huertas attends the 2022 Imogen Awards at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on October 02, 2022, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Xavier Collin / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
In the television show, Jon Huertas portrayed Miguel, Rebecca’s second husband. In real life, he married Nicole Bordges, his longtime girlfriend, on May 4, 2014, in Tulum, Mexico, albeit they have not yet begun a family.
4. Sterling K. Brown (Randall Pearson) – 5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
Randall was neglected at birth but later found an excellent adoptive environment with the Pearson family. As a grownup, he developed into a dedicated, generous, and humorous person.
He learned a lot from his father, Jack, about treating his wife, Beth, and his biological and foster girls with respect and being a wonderful father and husband.
Sterling K. Brown garnered recognition for his stellar performance as Randall Pearson on “This Is Us” (Credit: NBC)
Renowned for Army Wives and his award-winning performance in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Sterling K. Brown was undoubtedly This Is Us’s blockbuster star.
His role as Randall Pearson received numerous honors from Hollywood, including a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Sterling K. Brown attended the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, on October 16, 2022 (Credit: Axelle Woussen / BauerGriffin / INST / Cover Images)
Since 2007, Sterling has been with the 46-year-old actress Ryan Michelle Bathe. The two fell in love while attending college and are now the proud parents of two kids, Andrew Jason Sterling, age 11, and Amaré Michael Ryan Christian, age 6.
Ryan accompanied Sterling on This is Us, taking on the role of Yvette, the mom of a friend of young Randall.
Ryan Michelle Bathe cozying up to Sterling K. Brown during the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala (Credit: Axelle Woussen / BauerGriffin / INST / Cover Images)
5. Ron Cephas Jones (William Hill) – 5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)
William Hill became a significant member of a new family after his biological son, Randall, located him and invited him to live in his home.
Ron Cephas Jones portrayed William Hill, the biological father of Randall Pearson on “This Is Us” (Credit: NBC)
Ron Cephas Jones made cameos on the crime-mystery thriller Truth Be Told and has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television shows since the 1990s, including He Got Game, Mr. Robot, and Marvel’s Luke Cage.
He also portrayed Leon Kilbride, a congressman, in Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Ron Cephas Jones at the Truth Be Told premiere held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, California, on November 11, 2019 (Credit: Famous / ACE PICTURES / INSTARimages)
The 66-year-old actor has a daughter with the British jazz vocalist Kim Lesley. Jasmine Cephas Jones had chosen an acting career in the same vein as her father.
She gained notoriety, most notably for her twin performances in the 2015 Broadway play Hamilton as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds.
6. Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson) – 6ft 2 ¼ (188.6 cm)
Justin Hartley portrayed the oldest son of Jack and Rebecca. Kevin Pearson, often known as The Manny, was the most complicated part of The Big Three to love, but his humorous nature helped compensate for it in some ways.
Justin Hartley plays Kevin Pearson, who starts out the series as the lead in a long-running sitcom entitled The Manny before quitting and pursuing his dream of becoming a serious actor (Credit: NBC)
The 45-year-old actor has a long list of credits, including playing Fox Crane on the NBC daytime opera Passions, Oliver Queen on The CW’s Smallville, and Adam Newman on CBS’s The Young and the Restless, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
He has formerly married two fellow soap opera artists: Lindsay Korman-Hartley, 44, and Chrishell Stause, 41. However, as of March 2021, the actor has been happily married to another former soap star, the 33-year-old actress Sofia Pernas.
Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley at the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards: Broadcast & Cable held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on August 13, 2022 (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
7. Caitlin Thompson (Madison Simons) – 5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
Madison Simons, Kevin Pearson’s fiancée and the mom of their twins, was portrayed by Caitlin Thompson. She was also Kate Pearson’s closest friend and ceremonial maid of honor when the latter walked down the aisle to marry Toby.
Caitlin Thompson plays Madison Simons, a member of Toby and Kate’s support group, who eventually becomes a mother of twins and Kevin’s fiancée (Credit: NBC)
Caitlin Thompson is an actor and writer best known for her work on This Is Us, Christmas Perfection, and 90210.
Madison and Kevin never got together on the series since Caitlin has been married to This Is Us screenwriter and director Dan Fogelman since June 13, 2015, in real life. Benjamin, their first child, was born in 2020.
Caitlin Thompson at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards held at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 2022 (Credit: Media Punch / INSTARimages)
After season two ended, Dan tweeted, “If you thought I was letting her sleep with @justinhartley on national television you’re nuts.”
8. Chrissy Metz (Kate Pearson) – 5ft 4 (162.6 cm)
Kate Emily Pearson was Rebecca and Jack Pearson’s only daughter. Since her supposed friends bullied her as a child, Kate struggled with her food patterns and self-image.
Chrissy Metz stars as Kate Pearson, who has always struggled with self-esteem and body image issues (Credit: NBC)
Chrissy Metz spent years doing auditions on the side while working as an agent before This Is Us. She was cast as Ima Wiggles in American Horror Story: Freak Show in 2014. In 2017, Chrissy received her first nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
Previously, the 42-year-old actress was married to British journalist Martyn Eaden, whom she found in 2006 through an online dating site. Sadly, the couple broke up in 2013, and their divorce was finalized in 2015.
The Christian celebrity is in a romantic relationship with Bradley Collins, a musician she met on another dating app, Bumble, during the pandemic.
Known for her incredible weight loss, she has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (162.6 centimeters).
Chrissy Metz at the “This Is Us” presentation during PaleyFest LA in Los Angeles, California on April 2, 2022 (Credit: Collin Xavier / Image Press Agency)
9. Chris Sullivan (Toby Damon) – 6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)
Toby Damon was a lovely man and the master of the large gestures, a devoted partner and husband for Kate, who could nearly always entertain her. To play Toby, Chris Sullivan sported a fat suit.
Chris Sullivan plays Toby Damon, who begins a relationship with Kate after meeting at a weight-loss support group (Credit: NBC)
The 42-year-old actor appeared on various shows before joining KaToby, including The Americans, where he portrayed an assassin, and Peter Pan Live!, where he played Noodler.
Chris Sullivan was difficult to miss in his multicolored suit at the “This Is Us” presentation during PaleyFest LA in Los Angeles, California, on April 2, 2022 (Credit: Collin Xavier / Image Press Agency)
Since 2011, he has been blissfully married to the producer of short films, Rachel Reichard. Bear Maxwell, their first child, was born in July 2020.
10. Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth Pearson) – 5ft 4 ¾ (164.5 cm)
Beth Pearson was a capable, calm, and competent woman. One of the show’s most resilient figures is Beth, who has helped Randall through two mental health episodes, his choice to resign from his work, and his quest to become a foster parent.
Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth Pearson – Randall’s wife and a true pillar in his life (Credit: NBC)
Susan Kelechi Watson graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. The 41-year-old actress portrayed Louis C.K.’s ex-wife in FX’s Louie before landing the part of Beth in This Is Us.
She also had more minor appearances in episodes of The Blacklist, NCIS, Veep, The Good Wife, and Law & Order.
The actress is now single, but she was engaged to Law & Order and Blue Bloods star Jaime Lincoln Smith in the past.
Susan Kelechi Watson at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in London, England, on November 3, 2022 (Credit: Suzan Moore / PA Images / INSTARimag / Cover Images)
11. Eris Baker (Tess Pearson) – 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cm)
Tess, the daughter of Randall and Beth, accidentally caught a ride with her intoxicated uncle Kevin, had to get used to having an older foster sister, and went on to become a social worker in season two of This Is Us.
She frequently appeared on TV alongside Annie, her younger sister.
Eris Baker plays Tess Pearson, the older daughter of Randall and Beth on “This Is Us” (Credit: NBC)
Eris Baker debuted on the program at ten and was sixteen when its sixth and final season came. She recently received a nod for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth award.
The 17-year-old actress, who co-starred with Zendaya in Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover, juggled both projects until the beginning of 2018. Also, Eris appeared as a guest star on episodes of Drunk History and Alexa & Katie on Netflix.
Eris Baker at the 2020 Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG Awards Celebration in West Hollywood, California, on January 18, 2020 (Credit: Media Punch / INSTARimages)
12. Faithe Herman (Annie Pearson) – 4 feet 5 inches (135 cm)
As the youngest daughter of Randall and Beth, adorable Annie Pearson stole several scenes in the television series, This Is Us.
Faithe’s Annie was a delight to watch because she was one of the few people on the drama series with clever one-liners.
Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson, the younger daughter of Randall and Beth on “This Is Us” (Credit: NBC)
Although Faithe Herman is only launching her acting career, the child star received two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018 and 2019 for her participation in This Is Us in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category.
You can see the 15-year-old budding star in Shazam!, a movie about a superhero from DC Comics. Faithe portrayed Darla, one of Billy’s (Shazam’s) adoptive sisters.
Faithe Herman at the premiere of Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil held at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on October 18, 2022 (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The cast of This Is Us is incredibly talented and versatile on and off the screen. These actors consistently impress and captivate audiences, from their performances on the hit show to their various other projects and endeavors. We’re eagerly anticipating their next move!