Buddy Baer's Height
6ft 6.5in (199 cm)
US Boxer, also acted in 50's, playing the big guy. In a 1977 Ring Record Book it described him as 6ft 6.5.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/15
Well, I certainly wouldn't put Cudmore in the same league as 6ft7½ Afrojack.
I can see Cudmore measuring 199-200cm lowest. Buddy Baer I think hit the 2m mark in his prime. Cudmore should play him in a movie. Same height and build
said on 14/Jan/15
Rob, could this guy and Daniel Cudmore be candidates for a "weak" 6ft7 listing?
[Editor Rob: don't know if I'd put cudmore as weak 6ft 7 range. He might of course dip a little bit under but I think most of day might hold 6ft 7 or thereabouts.]
Sam said on 10/Dec/14
He definitely looked this in The Big Sky...I think in general he had a half a foot (and generally much more) over the other actors. I thought he looked the way a 6'9" guy would with other actors in a modern film.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/14
I wasn't aware Rob had a page for him but yeah he really did look legitimately this in Quo Vadis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Nov/14
"Buddy Baer height: 6ft 6¾in (200cm)"
We have literally none of those, Rob
reuel said on 24/Sep/14
He was wonderful in The Big Sky and Quo Vadis. He was a great heavy weight boxer, like his older brother Max who once knocked Joe Louis out of the ring.
Mario said on 11/Apr/14
I'd just go with the full 200cm. He was definitely over this at his peak.
logan noll 1996 said on 20/Aug/12
Looks 6'7 to me though I could be wrong.
said on 10/Feb/12
Buddy with Abbott and Costello:
Shadow2 said on 10/Feb/12
In the Gunsmoke episode from 1957, "Never pester Chester", Buddy wears cowboy boots with 2" heels to be taller than 6'7" James Arness. A similar thing was done in an earlier episode with Chuck Connors, i.e. to make villians outsize Jim, a very hard task. Buddy was one of the biggest character actors to ever work in movies and TV, he was huge.
said on 9/Oct/07
carnera's son said in tv that his father was 2,05 when he was 21years old.other italian sources say 2,04 and 2,01.when he was 16 he was 1,97.
said on 17/Sep/07
Anon is right. That photo is primo, max, and jack dempsey.
Interestingly enough, here is a photo of Primo Carnera and the 3 Stooges:
and Buddy Baer and the 3 Stooges:
Primo looks bigger from the first pic, but who knows. Moe fits under his armpit.
Anonymous said on 30/Aug/07
tom, I think that if that is one of the Baer brothers in the photo it is Max not Buddy.Max was the elder and shorter brother but a more accomplished boxer with a devastating punch. Max was about 6'2.5'' apparently while Buddy was always given 6'6'' and I think this was right. He looks massive in the old films that exist. Carnera was 6'5'' plus but his size may have been due to a hormonal gland problem. His height and build was very unusual for the time and doesn't look that natural or in proportion.
Susanna said on 6/Jul/07
According to all sources that I can find referencing Buddy Baer, he was 6' 6.5" tall. Unless someone is standing next to a height chart or something of known and recorded height, it is impossible to tell height from a photo.
sam said on 9/Nov/06
Somebody said on the Arness page that Buddy was around the same size and the young Arness was 6'7".
Viper652 said on 16/Jul/06
He sure looks 6-6 1/2 to me.
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/06
Watched Baer vs Joe Louis on ESPN classic fights. Louis was 6'1'' but looked like a child next to Baer. I think the height given is pretty much correct.
Blues said on 20/Apr/06
Come on here, Baer is always given as between 6'3" - 6'5" professionally, and he looks 6'4" to me, considering in 2005 0.25% of the population is 6'6" or over (and most of them have used HGH), imagine back in the 50's... look the 4 men around him, if Baer is 6'6" they would all be over 6' except the one in the middle (which is definitely shorter than 5'9), weird to me.
[Editor Rob: Buddy is the taller brother, Max Baer 6ft 4. The guy next to him was 6ft 1, another boxer and Frank2's dad was 5ft 9.5...]
Mikex said on 17/Apr/06
Max Baer is usually given as 6'2'' or 6'3'' but he does look big. He had a remarkable physique this being well before the era of serious weight training when athletes were not as muscular as they are today. More interested in women and partying than boxing apparently.
Frank2 said on 16/Apr/06
That's Max Baer to the left of my dad. He was 6'4". I have a feeling that Buddy was a lot taller than 6'5.5" since he was about three inches taller than his brother Max and in an old episode of Gunsmoke he appeared in, he and 6'7" James Arness were the same height. My guess is that Buddy was about that height as well. The fact that he was taller than Chuck Conners only reinforces it.
[Editor Rob: yes, I give him the 6ft 6.5, I think he looks that big.]
larry said on 16/Apr/06
He was HUGE for sure. Saw him in a movie with Chuck Connors called RIDE BEYOND VEGENCE and Buddy was an inch taller than Chuck!!!
Editor Rob said on 16/Apr/06
Frank2's Dad is in a pic here with a couple of former boxers of the bygone era, Buddy also being actor in 50's.