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Clint Walker's Height is 6ft 6in (198 cm)

American actor best known for roles in Cheyenne, Sam Whiskey and The Dirty Dozen. In Evening Independent (9/7/63) he said regarding his stature, "I'm 6 feet, 6 inches tall and that means adventure role are best for me"
Comment on the Height of Clint Walker

Debbie said on 1/Nov/15
Tall in the saddle with a beautiful body all around. Sure wish he was still young. He was born too soon.
Gerry said on 24/Sep/15
Clint was a big guy and in great shape but i doubt he had 20" upper arms.
S.J.H said on 24/Sep/15
Like clint eastwood he shrink at large nowadays.. Maybe 6'4 range or lower
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
While I agree on him being possibly the most impressive actor physically of that period, I have to disagree on Walker being a great actor. People say Peck was wooden. Well if Peck was wooden, Walker was an oak tree.
movieguy said on 19/Sep/15
Watched him In More Dead Than Alive with Vincent Price. Walker does look 2 inches taller than Price who was himself a very big man. This guy's height is genuine.
VC said on 8/Sep/15
I have to agree with that, over the years of watching countless leading men; Clint is the biggest of them all. I recalled he was weighing above 250, over 50" chest, under 35" waist and a pair of 20" biceps. He would have been awesome in adventure flims.
movieguy said on 4/Sep/15
I think Walker was the most physically impressive of all the old time Hollywood movies stars. Rock Hudson was a huge guy but standing next to Clint in Send Me No Flowers did not look so imposing.. The stuff about footwear advantage is rubbish Walker looks taller and bigger. For some reason his career seemed to fade out in the last 60's and onwards so he never quite made it to superstardom like Eastwood and Hudson.
VC said on 31/Aug/15
Jim Arness was 6'7 when he was younger but due to his knee injury, he lost an inch so he stood 6'6 in Gunsmoke. And, Clint met Jim in a private party during Gunsmoke and years later; Clint said he is an inch shorter so Clint is 6'5, period. Clint is my favourite but like Clint, I go with Clint's respond.
Loves BBC said on 7/Aug/15
In many interviews, he states 6-6. He did not wear typical high heeled boots, only standard shoe-type heels. He is a humble man and has stated that his height was already enough. He specifically stated that tall western heels would have drawn too much attention to his height and created a negative shift of focus from the acting.
jwwjr. said on 21/Jul/15
Clint Walker was on a political radio talk show in may 2015. the host asked him how tall he said. Six ft. six. I guess that settles it.
VC said on 30/Jun/15
Clint Walker is almost 6'6" because he stood beside James Arness whom was 6'6"-6'7" and they looked similar in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
People don't give enough props to this guy. Absolute mountain of a guy and a great actor. Rock Hudson as great as he was had nothing on big Clint.
elkwnny72 said on 19/Jun/15
Looks Clint and 6´3" John Russell:
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elkenny72 said on 12/Jun/15
Quest the study pics with John Russell (6'3'') in Yellowstone Kelly and the pic with Peter Graves (6'3''), James Arness (6'7'') and othe cowoys actors. He looks 6'6'' to 6'7''. If Clint is 6'4'' Russell and graves are 6' - 6'1''.
elkenny72 said on 12/Jun/15
Quest the study pics with John Russell (6'3'') in Yellowstone Kelly and the pic with Peter Graves (6'3''), James Arness (6'7'') and othe cowoys actors. He looks 6'6'' to 6'7''. If Clint is 6'4'' Russell and graves are 6' - 6'1''.
elkenny72 said on 12/Jun/15
Quest the study pics with John Russell (6'3'') in Yellowstone Kelly and the pic with Peter Graves (6'3''), James Arness (6'7'') and othe cowoys actors. He looks 6'6'' to 6'7''. If Clint is 6'4'' Russell and graves are 6' - 6'1''.
movieguy said on 24/May/15
Watched Send me no Flowers last night. Walker and Rock Hudson stand close. Walker looks taller and much bigger built although Hudson was himself a big guy. I realise Walker may have had a footwear advantage as someone has already posted but he does look bigger. Walker 6'6'', Hudson 6'4'' to 6'5'' in my estimate going on this film and quotes online.
TonyD said on 9/May/15
Clint with Gary Cooper
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Sam said on 5/Jan/15
I don't see him as low as 6'5"...he look at least 2 inches taller than Donald Sutherland & at least 4 inches taller than Jim Brown & Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen.
dietmar said on 31/Dec/14
Clint Walker was peak 6'6. Here's an interesting photo Click Here Click Here
grannygoose said on 29/Dec/14
is he still alive.It seems as if everyone is talking in past tense
Lebensdorf said on 7/Aug/14
I think he may have been 6'5. 6'6 in his boots. He was a beautiful human being. Amazing body. And a great head of hair.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/12
Dunno, but a legit 6 ft 6 guy who is well built will always looks massive.
patrick said on 4/Sep/12
Thing quite strange, facing Rock Hudson in 1964 or so, Clint dwarfs the latter and looks huge as a mountain. Looking so before such a big guy as Rock means you are a mountain! I yet saw Rock almost alike James Arness and i am sure Rock was easily 6'5. He is a good inch taller than 6'4 Robert Ryan in 1952. How all of that is possible? That is why this wonderful exists...'height is a mistery'.
grannygoose said on 31/Aug/12
If you go to youtube and type in quest for treasure with clint walker you will see his wife GiGi.There is a young man that looks an awful lot like him,the boy calls him uncle.
Gabe Iker said on 7/Aug/12
Clint Walker is huge, it's easy to see that when he is so much bigger than most of his co stars.
patrick said on 5/Aug/12
Clint is a presence prior to anything else. He is superman alive and built as even bodybuilders are not and much more naturally. he is so broadshouldered that his horses yet bit always seem as mules under him. Who can doubt he was for veyr, very long 6'6 all the more so Clint is no liar, no boasting man. If he says i am 6'6, that is enough for me and it is so visible in off-shots pics. He told once that only Janes Arness, a friend of him, was one inch taller than he.
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/12
Another man was there who said he was 6'5". Being 5' 5" inches I not argue.
Patrick said on 7/Jun/12
Sure he must be 6'5 or so, even now at what, 85? A wonderful man, who embodies the motto: "mens sana in corpore sano" if any! The complete motto is "Orandum est, ut sit mens sana in corpore sano". That means "pray to get a sane, sound soul within a sane, sound body. No doubt Clint did both all along his life; as a result, he still is what he alwas has been: a larger than life man.
Anonymous said on 6/Jun/12
Just saw Clint at the Memphis Film Festival. He is still close to 6'5". Tall indeed.
I also see on his site where Night of the Grizzly is going on sale June 26th. Can't wait.
patrick said on 11/Oct/07
Just one other thing: Clint does not have "big hands" like John Wayne's or Dean Martin's!
He has relatively, all things being equal, "thin hands" even thogh thin is definitely NOT the right term anyway!
patrick said on 27/Sep/07
I am watching "Yuma", a good 1971 TV film and frankly, it is funny to see Clint on his horse because...though it is a quarter horse, thus a big one, he really seems be sitten on a ...mule!
As for his confrontation with Peter Mark Richman as the county sheriff, that one looks a child. I know well that actor for having been so used in the most popular 60ies TV shows. I never noticed he was particularly small or "narrow shouldered"! They nevertheless, tried to not make Clint dwarfing other members of the acting crew and managed to make him appear "normal" in most of the shots. But now and then, they failed and the difference becomes obvious to the detriment of his co-stars!
Patrick said on 17/Sep/07
Very nice words Paul: I 100% agree with you about how we all need people like Hollywood and out there!
Some people are higher than simple human beings; they can be actors, plumbers, carpenters or politicians as were Lincoln, Roosevelt, Churchill AND, Ghandi. Whatever they are we recognize them as models, examples. That is why I wish he had embodied Superman which sums up all the Clint's values.
Tall and great and high Clint!
John said on 16/Sep/07
Somebody mentioned Clint as having ladies lined up all the time, the rumors were that he was quite popular with women and had his pick in and out of Hollywood. It's plain to see why. I'm sure he had fun back in the day.
PAUL said on 14/Sep/07
I met Clint in Costco a couple of weeks ago. What a class guy! Definately down to earth. He talked to me and my father for probably 15 minutes and would have probably talked longer. Just a great human being. Doesn`t think you have to use profanity and vulgarity to make a good movie. Wish there were more people in hollywood like him.
David said on 3/Sep/07
It's hard to believe thatr during

It's hard to believe that during Cheyenne Clint could ever be referred to as a "mixed up kid." He comes across in all his interviews as simply a terrific guy. Those of us who have been fortunate to converse with him can tell you that his stardom never reached his head. If he was angry at Warner Bros., he had every right to be due to the poor way he was treated by them.
AS said on 21/Aug/07
Some of it appears to be morals- he only wanted family friendly movies. Chevy Chase has taken a similar road.

In addition though Clint walked off on his contract as he wanted more movies and less TV. Understandable but in those days the bigwigs ruled hollywood. You were either a team player or not.
MT said on 19/Aug/07
Could you maybe think that the man had morals and he stuck to them no matter how famous he became. So the principals and morals he lived by probably made him labeled as hard to work with.
A lot of other men with Clints looks now days would have been naked on the net before they got where he was.
I probably do only know of him because I was allowed to watch what he did as I grew up. I never knew he was s tall until recently but I always remembered how habsome he was or is.
AS said on 18/Aug/07
Well, Clint was rather big in addition to tall. He was far more massive than Rock. So he has more tendancy to tower over stars.

A more obvious reason for his limited career is due to his difficulty to work with. I hear he's a nice guy, but a bear to direct. He refuses to do any work that isn't family friendly- he even forced a script change on Dirty Dozen due to offensive language. Read this article:
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Most of the celebrities have a positive description. His reads:
"But unfortunately, Clint, according to the people he works with, is "a mighty mixed-up kid." He is a nature-food crank, demands The Star Treatment at all times"

He probably got blacklisted. Still, his health "crank" may explain why he's still up and running.
HeightObsessed said on 17/Aug/07
The problem with the argument that Clint was too tall is that one of his most successful contemporaries was also very tall... Rock Hudson was 6'5" and his height didn't inhibit his success. It must be something more insidious... say talent. These days I think he'd be more successful, when you consider that talent isn't such a big deal, case in point: Arnold Schwarchenegger and the "Rock"
Viper said on 15/Aug/07
This guy would have been a beast as a tight end in football.
Norma said on 14/Aug/07
Clint Walker was the original poster boy (MAN) for Hunks. Not only was he georgeous to look at, his voice was music to listen to. The wimps and weirdows of so called stardom today are a joke compared to him. The reason he never made it big is because he had great character, high morals, and as I understand he also loves his Creator and His Word. I'm a spirit filled Christian, and I can makes these comments without shame, because I respect Clint as a true man.
Anonymous said on 2/Aug/07
C;int was too big to make it as huge star if that makes sense. It was very difficult to cast him. Also he was a really nice guy and most Hollywood stars to be honest are pretty self centred.
Bob H. said on 29/Jul/07
Walker was also quite graceful for a very big man. In Yellowstone Kelly he has a scene where he rides up to the camera and dismounts his horse and pivits around backwards and drops to one knee on the ground to fire his rifle. It is very graceful. Not many big actors could look so athletic.
David said on 20/Jul/07
I could never understand why Clint did not become a superstar in the movies. aside from a magnificent body and a face like a greek god, he had a voice that was so smooth that it would melt butter. He was a "man" while today's actors are simply boys.
Patrick said on 1/Jul/07
How I appreciate what you say about that magic actor and great man Clint was (and still is) but as I wrote it right here, I do not think that he would be more successful nowadays. He already was too tall at his time while tall and very tall actors were starring like John Wayne, G.Peck, J. Stewart or Cuck Heston and so many others. It was before the Hoffman, Pacino and De Niro's 7°ies era. Vince Vaughn knows ths most exterme difficulties in acting because of that; only his immense talent allows him to star but mainly in comedies, which is very different as you know. Canons and criterions have changed in in a way, "Europeanising". Too bad indeed.
Another very well built and tall actor (6'6)was Fred Dryer (Rick Hunter) but not like "him", indeed no!
SK said on 29/Jun/07
Clint Walker has to be the most perfectly built actor, no human in all of history. Talk about having perfect genetics!!!! The guy's physique and proportions were perfection, not to mention his looks were amazing. Damn the guy most have had the women lining up in droves to be with him. Why on earth was he not a bigger star in his day?? If he were acting in his prime today, I think the ladies would soon forget about Brad Pitt.
AS said on 28/Jun/07
Wasn't Clint a lifter? I'm not sure how much he did but this link includes two photos from a workout:
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I agree he did have that superman look, almost on every point. He's probably one of the biggest guys who, while standing by himself, isn't an obvious giant.

I recall reading in an interview that while shooting the Dirty Dozen he would go on jogs with Jim Brown. Impressive considering Jim was a running back and ten years younger.
patrick said on 27/Jun/07
Dear 5'11.5 guy, happy you join me about Clint; I just would add a little thing about Tang: I work in health services andI can assure you that Tang definitely has the gigantism facial characteritics even though much less than Kiel. There is another famous basketball player Billy Cristal hired to play with in a funny movie: this guy was also a athlete and had the same characteristics.
You will see that later, Tang will get many health problems; Of that, I am 100% sure.
You know, it is not that rare in America to have big and very tall men; it is genetic as it is in Norway, Swede (Dutch are different because when Americans were already much taller than the others, in the 19th century, Dutch used to be very small!) In a certain way, Clint is nothing but "the American ideal" while Chinese are by and large rather small or at least average, as Algerians are even if the today's tallest man on earth is an Algerian!
5'11.5 guy said on 26/Jun/07
Tang can;t be compared to Richard Kiel, he never had acromegaly. He's atheltic and fast enough to play basketball well. And he is definitely well built. A froce to be reckoned with on the court.

I agree that he's a giant whereas Clint isn't though. Clint would have been healthier, and was much better looking.
patrick said on 26/Jun/07
Dear 5'11.5 guy, ther is a BIG difference with Clint because that Chinese basketball player actually is a giant, I mean in the medical way of saying it.
Clint was not, even less than James Arness who definitely has "something" in his face of a giant.
Tang is not well built, he has the proportions of a someone being “too tall” and does not give the impression to be a superman.
So is Richard Kiel and if you carefully look at both of them, you will see they have that so peculiar shape: high broad shoulders as Cassidy, another giant actor, had too.
Clint is just a normal, very well built man but much taller than the others.
He is not much of a giant. Otherwise, there are tons of guys taller and heavier than him!
What makes Clint so unique is he was not a “steroïdic athlete” and not even a bodybuilder!
I never got his match in any category because even Peter Lupus , so impressive and Supermanlike was a power lifter.
Even though Clint would have only raise his pen to write sissy novels, he would have been twice stronger than most of men!
Another big natural and very tall actor was Sterling Hayden but he was just below in height and width Clint Walker.
I met in November, a friend of him near the place Clint lives and he confirmed all what I have told you about him: a natural superman!
5'11.5 guy said on 25/Jun/07
Walker's build reminds me of Chinese basketball center Tang Zhengdong, who also has massive shoulders and very narrow waist/hips. Tang is 7 inches taller and way heavier than Walker was, though.

His pic. Click Here
patrick said on 19/Jun/07
Jason, I agree with you but the man was a "mass", with bear bones and sinews and articulates (articulates are very meaningful about real strength and capacity of naturally getting muscles).
Indeed, the comparison, easily visible just in looking at him, between his incredible thin waist and the rest of his trunk enhanced that spectacular effect, however, I can assure you this guy was anyway HUGE! I repeat: He was the only one REAL superman, if only they would have had the good idea of making such a film in the 60ty decade!
AAAA: sure I remember it! I know very well Grecian as Romanian and Renaissance sculpture art and, actually, Clint would have been Heracles or Hercules (depending you prefer Greek or Roman mythology!)!
Viper, once more, I agree with you about his genes: do not forget what we wrote about Tom roots: Cherokee type. So, Clint happens to partially come from that tribe: ¼ exactly!
He besides felt embarrassed in embodying a rude guy in “the dirty dozen”, just in the name of the Natives he felt being deep down; as result he asked Robert Aldrich to change a bit his part.
That was done, making Posey much more human and clever than initially planned.
Very happy to notice sucha man and actor is not forgotten today!
After all, you all are much younger than I am!
AAAA said on 18/Jun/07
Just look at the guy. He was an andonis and a mountain, and he had that perfect all american glint in his eye, the million dollar smile, and he never looked awkward at a towering 6'6.
Viper said on 18/Jun/07
Seems like Clint had some incredible genetics.
AAAA said on 16/Jun/07
Hey patrick, do you remember the Dorophyus statue we discussed the proportions of a few months back, and how it emboided the ideal human proportions. I was reading something about clint needing special tailoring for movie clothing and costumes. It was some site online that stated his measurements, and aside from his 32 inch waist, he was almost dead on the build of the ideal Grecian male as set foward by Doroyphus. He was actually .25 inches taller than the statue. But aside from that and the waist, everything else was perfectly in proportion.
Jason said on 15/Jun/07
He was stated as being 235lbs in 1959 at age 32. He had a ricidilously tiny waist and hips for a 6'6'' 235-pound man (32'' and 36'' respectively), so that means way more of his size was in his upper body than a normal fit man of that height and weight, and would have made him appear heavier than he actually was by looking at it.
patrick said on 14/Jun/07
No doubt he was closer to 250 lbs than to 235; 235 at 25 maybe but mcuh more after!This man was the biggest star ever; For me, he is a star.
Yes, even Jim Brown, yet so big and tall, looks "normal" beside him! Donald Sutherland is far smaller than him, not mention "shoulders" width!
It seems amazing, incredible that an actor could ever be "like that"; Usually, men of that ilk are either not really handsome nor looking you know, "very clever", with that "special" glint in the eye. An almost 200 cm guy as braod as tall is usually more physical than anything else.
Clint was as handsome as any other great star and even more BUT in addition, he was "superman"! That didn't help him alas, in his career, on the contrary!
Jason said on 28/May/07
Clint weighed 235 according to the publicity of the time. Maybe he was heavier when he was older. 6'6'' seems right.
Anonymous said on 27/May/07
Clint had to be 6'6+ and about 250+ he stood next to 6'3 230 Jim Brown in the dirty dozen and made him look like he was standing in a hole.
patrick said on 1/Feb/07
Yeah, he was SUPERMAN as i said here! Look: even his head and his hair!
all the other tall and strong actors look like bodybuilders or noticeably thinner than him.
I think like Charles Bronson or Robert Conrad (but they were much much shorter) Clint was one of these guys who do not need any working out to be very strong and broad from any side: arm; chest, hands , neck and legs!
Charles Bronson was even at 15, also a "pack of dry muscles" with fantastic arms;
Besides, they both play in "the dirty dozen" and though the huge difference of size, never Charles seems ridiculous next to Clint;
In a way much less than (the great and late) Lee Marvin, a narrow boy in front of the giant oak Clint.
6'2 Jim Brown looked like a bodybuilder, i mean, not natural bulky guy.
Clint, never even though he worked out also!
I was in last november next to him and he now looks really like an Idian; with getting on in age, people whow have indian blood as Clint, turn more and more towards "this" origin; It seems that people having indian blood are often in very good shape and strong; so is Tom Welling for example.
Daniel said on 31/Jan/07
That is an amazing photograph of Clint and Burt Reynolds. It is from the movie Sam Whiskey when Burt challenges Clint to a fight, which is really hysterical. Can you imagine that? Clint makes Burt look scrawny, which he wasn't. The picture is not exaggerated either. Clint is that much taller than Burt. Clint has to have one of the best physiques ever.
patrick said on 26/Jan/07
ALAS Dee, i did not find Clint next to Burt Reynolds but a site i know with many actors!
agree with you at 100% about Clint Walker! He was "superman" for real!
Anonymous2 said on 22/Dec/06
Walker was an incredible physical presence and i agree with previous Anonymous that his looks probably kept him from expandig beyond westerns and war movies. He actually could bring quite a bit of delicacy to a portrayal, and it's kind of a shame that the very thing that got him his breakthrough part kept him so typecast.
Brad said on 5/Nov/06
Same height as me but made me look small because he is wide around his shoulders. He's one big hombre with a handshake that could crush.
Anonymous said on 30/Sep/06
I think Walker's size held back his career though. Although it was what got him started it must have made it difficult to cast him. Even Rock Hudson looked small compared to Walker and Hudson was massive. I don't know if there was too much different in height between the two but Walker was much bigger built.
JIM DOWN said on 20/Sep/06
JD Felcher said on 16/Sep/06
According to an article on TV westerns in Time Magazine (March 30, 1959), Clint stood 6' 6" tall, weighed 235 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 48-32-36.
Alex said on 16/Sep/06
6'6" as he himself has always said. In response to Mikex, Clint DID use weights (Steroid free though!) and bodyweight exercises too. There are quite a few photos of him in old magazines (and on the internet) lifting Barbells and working out. One of my favorites is of him doing chin ups from the rafters with a large plate attached to his belt/harness.
Mikex said on 24/May/06
He did a film with 6'4'' Vincent Price and was about 2 inches taller. Walker was an incredibly impressive looking guy though. Not a guy you'd barge past to get served at the bar.
Gonzalo said on 17/May/06
He was much taller than 6`4 Donald sutherland in Dirty dozen. Maybe he was taller than 6`6.
Daniel said on 11/Apr/06
Both Clint and Rock were big, strong guys. Clint always played a tough guy. Rock had much more diverse roles, but he could play a tough guy as well. Don't sell him short. Both guys were strong enough to literally hoist guys up in the air. I remember Rock hoisting Robert Stack (not a small guy either-over 6'0 tall) over his shoulder and carrying him up a flight of stairs. Written On The Wind was the movie. I think Clint could have lifted Rock over his shoulders, , but I doubt Rock could have done that to Clint. I think Clint was about an inch taller than Rock, though probably a lot stronger.
Charlie said on 10/Apr/06
Agreed, Clint was one well built guy. Rock wasn't as muscular, but certainly was very well built. That was the reason Clint and Rock were shirtless in most of their films. Both showing off their physiques. Honestly, I don't think many guys would pick a fight with either one. They were both huge. Both Clint and Rock looked awesome in their movie fight scenes.
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/06
Hudson was himself a well built guy by the standards of the day but he looks skinny next to Walker. Not a guy you'd pick a fight with, unless you happen to be Lee Marvin in the Dirty Dozen.
Mikex said on 22/Feb/06
In an interview on the net he says James Arness was abount an inch taller.
A Fan said on 12/Feb/06
I think Clint is about 6'7" inches tall. I don't think he was much taller than Rock Hudson. Just a lot broader and more muscular.
Gramps said on 9/Nov/05
Not just that, but the guy's shoulders were about ten feet wide!
sage said on 8/Nov/05
I believe Clint is actually about 6'7".
WildBill said on 24/Oct/05
Walker appeared about an inch taller than Hudson. I think Walker is a confirmed 6'6".

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