Character/actor heights

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    A gentle giant - look at how he’s holding his fist compared to Mikey. When you do a screen shot it looks funny.
     
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    The biggest of the lot must have been McSween's replacement - Ratigan, he must have been 6'8.

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    It's still good though. Thanks.

    Yeah, Jordan's 6 feet tall at most, more likely 5 ' 10" or 5' 11'.

    I don't know why this is so interesting but for some reason it is. Thanks @Michelle Stevens

    We really are obsessed with Dallas aren't we ;)
     
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    Mickey looks so short compared to that guy it reminds me of something W.C. Fields said in a movie: "Is he standing in a hole"?

    BTW, is anyone else here a fan of the real old comedy movies with people like W.C. Fields and Laurel & Hardy? I think they're great!
     
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    I feel like I’ve seen Jim Davis listed at 6’3” somewhere before. He was close to 70 when Dallas started and was at least the height of Duffy, I thought. He was probably an inch or so shorter at that point than in his early adulthood, although he had great posture before he got sick, so you never know.

    They all probably bump their height up I’d imagine in show business, like the 6’8” Hulk Hogan taking on 7’5” Andre the Giant when both were quite a bit shorter than that.

    It’s interesting how two guys like Jock and Bobby could essentially be the same height with one looking long and rangy and the other compact. I would have guessed Bobby to be shorter based on his build.
     
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    Good observation, indeed John William Hoge who played Radigan was very tall.

    Indeed we are. I'm glad there are so many knowledgeable fans out there.

    Maybe this was the angle Don Starr was playing for. :p I did get Starr's height in metric and I could have merely mixed it up in the conversion.
     
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    I also remember seeing Jim Davis listed 6’3” in internet, at the moment he is 6' 2½ in two different places.
     
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    It's funny you should mention that. When I was 11 years old I convinced my dad to take me to see wrestling and they were the main event.

    You might be right that some actors exaggerate their heights. Especially actors in westerns or action adventure movies. Being tall helps give you an intimidating presence on the screen. Clint Eastwood and John Wayne were both 6' 4" so if you're someone the size of Don Starr or Steve Forrest, I could see why you might claim you're a few inches taller than you are.
     
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    I did pretty much the same thing at the same age, but the main event was The British Bulldogs vs. the Hart Foundation!

    Speaking of John Wayne - have you seen this encounter with a pre-Jock Jim Davis in the movie Big Jake?



    go to the 20-minute mark. Jim holds his own as far as presence, but backs down after a while. No way in hell Jock Ewing would have backed down to Jacob McCandles!!
     
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    I did pretty much the same thing, but the main event was Bruno Sammartino vs. Big Bill Miller. Antonio Pugliesi teamed with Johnny Valentine (Oswald's daddy) on the undercard.

    Bruno and Miller.
    Bruno.jpg Big Bill Miller.jpg


    Johnny Valentine - Oswald's dad. Note the similar bright-eyed smirk.
    Johnny V.jpg Oswald.png
     
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    That's so cool!

    I have! I own the DVD. It's been quite awhile since I watched it though and I don't remember the details. I do remember Jim Davis being in it, which I enjoyed. I have several John Wayne movies in my DVD collection. The Who Shot Liberty Valance is very good, and The Shootist is another I like a lot.

    Speaking of Dallas actors in movies, have you ever seen Vertigo? A young Barbara Bel Geddes has a major role in that.
     
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    I think Morgan Brittany is around 5'3. She looks a little bit shorter than VP in their scenes together.
     
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    I wonder what the heights would be in centimeters...
     
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    man, I had no idea Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine's brother was on Dallas. If I'd known I might have watched more of that era of the show!

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    (it was a hell of a time for t-shirts... why can't I find a better JR t-shirt image from back in the day, not some current 'vintage' version?? The photo attached above is just creepy, ugh.)
     
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    For our metric friends-

    Clayton Farlow/ Howard Keel 6'4" – 193 cm
    Punk Anderson/ Morgan Woodward 6'3"- 191 cm
    Carter McKay/George Kennedy 6'3"- 191 cm
    James Beaumont/ Sasha Mitchell 6'3"- 191 cm
    Dusty Farlow/Jared Martin 6'3"- 191 cm
    Wes Parmalee/ Steve Forrest- 6'3"- 191 cm
    "Jock" Ewing/ Jim Davis 6'2½ "- 190 cm
    Bobby James Ewing/ Patrick Duffy 6'2"- 188 cm
    Mark Grayson/ John Beck 6'2"- 188 cm
    Mitch Cooper/ Leigh McCloskey 6'2"- 188 cm
    Harry McSween/James L. Brown 6'2"- 188 cm
    JR Ewing/ Larry Hagman 6'1"- 185 cm
    Gary Ewing/ Ted Shackleford 6'1"- 185 cm
    Gary Ewing #1/David Ackroyd 6'1"- 185 cm
    Ray Krebbs/ Steven Kanaly 6'1"- 185 cm
    Jack Ewing/ Dack Rambo- 6'- 183 cm
    Jeremy Wendell/ William Smithers 5'11"- 180 cm
    Dave Culver/ Tom Fuccello 5'11" -180 cm
    Digger Barnes #2/ Keenan Wynn 5'10"- 178 cm
    Cliff Barnes/ Ken Kercheval 5'9"- 175 cm
    Don Lockwood/ Ian McShane 5'9"- 175 cm
    Mickey Trotter/ Timothy Patrick Murphy 5'9"- 175 cm
    Sue Ellen/ Linda Gray 5'8"- 173 cm
    Mandy Winger/ Deborah Sheldon 5'8"- 173 cm
    April Stevens/ Sheree Wilson 5'8"- 173 cm
    Michelle Stevens/ Kimberly Foster 5'8"- 173 cm
    Jamie Ewing/ Jenilee Harrison 5'8"- 173 cm
    Valene Ewing/ Joan Van Ark 5'7"- 170 cm
    Donna Culver Krebs/ Susan Howard 5'7"- 170 cm
    Katherine Wentworth/ Morgan Brittany 5'7"- 170 cm
    Vanessa Beaumont/ Gayle Hunnicutt 5'7"- 170 cm
    Digger Barnes #1/ David Wayne 5'7"- 170 cm
    Harv Smithfield/ George Petrie- 5'7"- 170 cm
    Pam Ewing/ Victoria Principal 5'6"- 168 cm
    Sly Lovegren/ Deborah Rennard 5'6"- 168 cm
    Kristen Shepard/ Mary Crosby 5'5"- 165 cm
    Jenna Wade #3/ Priscilla Presley 5'4"- 163 cm
    Miss Ellie #2/ Donna Reed 5'3½"- 161 cm
    Miss Ellie/ Barbara Bel Geddes 5'3"- 160 cm
    Afton Cooper/ Audrey Landers 5'3"- 160 cm
    Lucy Ewing/ Charlene Tilton 4'11"- 150 cm

    Thanks for the updates and corrections.
     
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    I can’t find anything on Rebecca Wentworth. Anyone have any luck?
     
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    I thought Deborah Rennard was taller than 5'6, or so it seemed on-screen./

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    I´m sure she pulled a Victoria and sent IMDb a certificate of her (fake) height. Anyway she did wear a few bouffants which indicate she wasn´t too tall (I guess)...

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    PS: Thanks a lot for posting the heights in meters too.
    PS 2: Why did Sly seem to be so tall to me? Could she actually be as tall as VP? Maybe J.R. made her wear hyper-high heels...

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    It is so funny how people seemed shorter or taller based on their character and not reality.
     
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    No, but i would guess 5'7 ½ or 5' 8
    Here is Priscilla Pointer (Rebecca Barnes Wentworth) with 5'7 Morgan Brittany (Katherine Wentworth) and 5'9 Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes)
    Also, i remember seeing Ken Kercheval listed at 5'10

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