Craig T Nelson's Height
6ft 3.5in (192 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Poltergeist, The Osterman Weekend, Devil's Advocate, All the Right Moves, The Incredibles, The Proposal, Turner & Hooch and TV series Coach, The District and Parenthood.
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
6ft 3.47in (191.7cm)
said on 2/Feb/17
Rob, could 6ft3 flat be closer today?
Editor Rob: yeah he could be roughly that today.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/17
Craig T. Nelson is 6ft3.5! How very interesting! It now makes me want to check out Jobeth Williams' height, the actress who plays Craig's wife in the 'Poltergeist' trilogy! I think therefore, that she must be pretty tall as well.
I only have two of the above films. I have 'the Devil's Advocate', where there'll be juicy opportunities to compare Craig to Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, but the film that sends high quality shivers down my spine is 'Poltergeist II', when he goes round singing "God is in his holy tem-ple!" Forget Jason, Michael Myers and Freddie Kruger! That creepy old man in Poltergeists II and III is scarier! AND he can possess you, as we see happening to Craig's loving father figure! If Craig was a little guy, I don't think it would have had quite the same impact!
So 6ft3.5 it is then! The above picture speaks volumes for his height!
said on 1/Feb/17
@Rampage , @berta
He might be 6'3.25 nowadays
may not be good comparison on 2years ago with dax shepard but overall look about 3cm taller
Uncle Nelson with 6'1 Peter Krause
Might already be 191cm since tv series Parenthood 2010-2015
berta said on 31/Jan/17
he looked really tall beside jason lee on my name is earl. peak 192 and today 191
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/16
He may not be quite this today. Definitely at peak though.
said on 15/Nov/16
No doubt he is still 192cm. 7 years ago ryan reynolds only look about 0.75" shorter
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
Craig t nelson has a strong gene. He didn't loss any height at age of 70 seeing his show parenthood. My dad is 61 had lost about 0.5 since peak 5'11
Arch Stanton said on 8/Apr/16
Mmm in Poltergeist he was stood against the door and only came slightly above the top frame on the door. On my door that top panel is around 6'3. So he was looking 6'3.5 but in shoes though. Hmmm. I guess it can vary from door to door but I'd not have thought him over 6'3" in that film.
Sam said on 4/Mar/16
Watching Parenthood recently and I'd be surprised if he was over 6'3" today and could be a smidge under it. Next to near 6'5" John Corbett, he looked at least 2 inches shorter. Also only looks a couple inches taller at most near Peter Krause, usually less, and barely taller than Dax Shepard in it. In stills online, however, Nelson can look to have some height over Shepard still.
Sam said on 28/Jul/15
Wouldn't surprise me if Nelson was in the 6'3.5"-6'4" range, possibly similar peak height to John Wayne or Clint Eastwood.
Sam said on 3/Apr/15
This guy deserves more credits...could you add the following Rob?: Poltergeist, The Osterman Weekend, Devil's Advocate, The Incredibles, The Proposal and the additional TV series The District and Parenthood.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/15
Looked no more than 6'2 with Kurt Russell in Silkwood.
Niggurd said on 27/Mar/15
6'3.5 sounds perfect, but 6'4 will work 4 him 2 since you round a half-inch up to the next inch mark usually.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
192-193cm peak is possible. He could look 6ft4 in the 80s. Today it looks like he struggles with 6ft3 flat. Like I said before, he wasn't much taller than Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal
Judd said on 18/Oct/14
6'3.5" seems accurate...in devil's advocate (1997) he towered on al pacino, had almost 2,5" on keanu reeves and was eye-to-eye with jeffrey jones.
6'4.5" or 6'5" are much optimistic visions...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/13
Looked 6ft2.5-6ft3 tops with Reynolds.
Viper said on 28/Aug/13
Reynolds is 6'1, what he used to be listed at.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Aug/13
Looks 6'4" next to Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal.
Viper said on 6/Aug/13
Hes been described as 6'5 in the past? strange.
Dodgy said on 30/Mar/13
Craig T Nelson is a big man with a big head. At 6'3.5" he is 6.5" or 9.5% taller than the average North American. Assuming that his skull is not as thick as mine (2") his brain probably weighs about 220 gms based upon his skull being 50% larger than the average North American. I conclude that he has an intelligence quotient of 150 (lower quartile genius) and should have obtained his two university degrees summa cum laude. Am I correct in my assumptions that nice guys finish last?
Justin 181 cm said on 26/Sep/12
looked about 2 inches taller than Jason lee in my name is earl
LG69 said on 21/Jan/12
6'4" nothing less
Gregorovich said on 26/Dec/11
He has at least 2.5" on 6'1" Peter Krause in Parenthood. 6'3" or a little more looks about right.
LAN Jiao said on 17/Oct/11
he always look the 190cm dot to me. 191cm in poltergeist and today 190cm.
thebad7 said on 3/Oct/11
I just saw him in a miniseries from 1990 titled DRUG WARS: THE ENRIQUE CAMARENA STORY. He was tall as a young man, and even now he looks like he's kept most of his height. I don't think that Nelson was ever less than 6'3", and I can even buy 6'3 1/2" barefoot for him, but no taller than that. In this miniseries, he has his 6'1" co-star Steven Bauer by an easy 2"; likwise, he has an inch & change on 6'2" Benicio Del Toro. It's too bad he wasn't a bigger star than what he was.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/11
Legend said on 27/Aug/11
He didn't even look over 6'3 in Poltergeist.
Legend said on 25/Aug/11
His max peak height was 6'3.
James said on 20/Aug/11
probably not this tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/11
6ft2.5-6ft3 range now. If you watch The Proposal you'll notice a very minimal amount between hin and Ryan Reynolds. But he was close to 6ft4 in his prime for definite.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
Terryman said on 25/Jun/11
1,91metres at peak
Viper said on 3/Jun/11
LOL, hes been described as 6-5? Hillarious. Hes never seen 6-4 either.
Lenad is sexy said on 1/Jun/11
Never looked as tall as 6'5 not even at his peak. 6'4 peak I can buy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
Only looked marginally taller than 6"2(188cm) Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal...
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/11
I agree with Rampage Clover
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/11
He was near 6ft4 in his youth...today he's 6ft3 tops
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/11
6"1.25 is silly...6"2.75(190cm) currently
Andrea [ITA] said on 13/Jan/11
In the devils advocate he towers over keanu reeves. I think he's at least 1.92!
Legend said on 11/Jan/11
he's 6'1.25 these days
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/10
He was near 6"4 in his prime...
But in The Proposal he is for sure looking a little under 6"3
Paul said on 12/Dec/10
I saw him in Starbucks in LA yesterday. I'm 6 2". He's slightly taller than I. 6 3" sounds right...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
Rob he doesn't look over 190cm now, he should be downgraded. And Vegas I agree Ferrell did look a bit taller than him.
Vegas said on 1/Nov/10
slightly shorter than will ferrell in blades of glory
Mark D. said on 27/Oct/10
I recall some live TV celebrity show. He'd walked by John Laroquette, who is said to be 6'4" but is likely 6'5". Craig was an inch shorter, but had shoes with 3" heels on. John's shoes had 1" heels. That puts him about 6'2" -6'3".