How tall is Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Vantage Point, Innerspace, The Day After Tomorrow, D.O.A, Far from Heaven, Frequency, Wyatt Earp and Enemy Mine. In 2006 he mentioned his height and weight: "I'm 6 feet and 175 [pounds]" and for his role as Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp he said he was "138 pounds".


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Average Guess (13 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.4in (181.4cm)
Current: 5ft 10.75in (179.7cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/17
Rob, did he start off here at 6ft1?
Editor Rob: I don't know exactly, but he was on 6ft for a very long time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/17
He can look 5ft11 at times
Canson said on 1/May/17
Rob has him pegged weak 6'
Phil said on 27/Apr/17
Seeing him hugging Conan O'Brien makes it hard to believe he's any taller than 5'11"
Richardspain said on 27/Apr/17
Classic 182cm when he was young. I think Quaid never was more. Today I see a solid 180cm. He has good look this characteristic help very much.
Johnny said on 18/Apr/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/17
Looked a decent 6ft guy in the 80's and could pass for 184cm at times.

He never looked over 6ft.
James said on 14/Apr/17
Quaid never looked any taller than 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/17
Looked a decent 6ft guy in the 80's and could pass for 184cm at times.
Murray said on 8/Apr/17
He was 6 feet. Check Still of Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham (I) in At Any Price (2012)
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He's wearing Levi's with 34-inch inseam. The legs don't lie.
Johnny said on 15/Feb/17
@Rob have you seen Dennis with Cary Elwes? In some photos Cary looks taller....
Editor Rob: Quaid at times looks no more than 5ft 11!
berta said on 6/Feb/17
rob please search on "dennis quaid +paul bettany" on google and look at them on the premiere at legion. Paul who is at best 192 but could be 191 is more than 10 cm taller. i really dont think quad was more than at most 182 and today maybe not even over 180. Even channin tatum 183-184 was atleast 3 cm taller.
berta said on 29/Jan/17
182 peak and 181 today
James said on 2/Jan/17
Quaid is 5'11".
berta said on 29/Dec/16
yeah same hear william fichtner was 1 cm taller than quad at worst the same height i tink this guy was just under 6 feet and william 6 feet
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/16
Mmm, I thought William Fichtner looked a bit taller in Switchback, he made Quaid look 5 ft 11 if he is 5'11.75.
berta said on 29/Nov/16
i think he was 182 peak and today he is 181 ore 180
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
Rob, could you please include Parent Trap, Great Balls of Fire, Postcards From The Edge, Traffic, Any Given Sunday, Flight of The Phoenix, The Right Stuff and The Big Easy
Dmeyer said on 7/Aug/16
Peak not less than 182cm as he looked taller than me by à litle but hé had à 1,8in style i had 1,5in one day And the other 1,2in so he had 0,3-0,6in more shoes than me , grant had à 1,1in type i was à haïr taller than grant
Dmeyer said on 6/Aug/16
I met grant And Quaid the same day Quaid looked 6 ft 0,5in but had à big 1,75-2in boots so near to 6 ft 11 years back, And grant looked exactly 5'11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/16
I'd at the very least move Caviezel to 186cm
Andrea said on 26/May/16
I saw that picture too and even considering he has less footwear i can't see him any less than 4 good cms shorter than Jim! It's funny because you never look that "short" mext to people you meet and list at 5'10, though... Maybe 5'11.5 at peak isn't impossible but there's noway he was only an inch shorter than Jim, put it that way...
Andrea said on 26/May/16
Weak 6'???? Come on, even a blind man would see more than just 1.5 inches there... He does look minimum 2 good inches shorter there...
Editor Rob: Here with less footwear and possibly a cm less posture I wouldn't have thought he was less than a weak 6ft, 5ft 11.5 range is certainly arguable for him.

In American Dreamz with Hugh Grant I'm not sure he was the same height, he looked taller than Hugh who typically looks 5ft 11.
Andrea said on 25/May/16
Rob, i don't really know this guy but was he really a 6' guy at peak???
Look at him with Jim (back in 2000, so still at his peak): Click Here
If he really was this tall, Jim can definitely look 6'2-6'2.5 with him but again Jim himself did claim 6'1... Always a chance Jim was or still is a hair over 6'1, like 186, but that still doesn't explain this listing, not even close...
Editor Rob: he can look a weak 6ft range there, maybe 5ft 11.5...that's never impossible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/16
182-183cm peak, Rob?
Editor Rob: somewhere around this zone...I do think he can look shorter nowadays.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/16
He can look just 5ft11 today.
berta said on 22/Mar/16
No way he is only 2 cm shorter than kevin Costner peak ore 1 cm shorter than channing taum. He is in extremely good shape so 1 cm imax what he have lost. I would say a max 182 peak but probably 181. And his brother 195. Always looked atleast 2 cm taller than Chevy chase who was 192-93
berta said on 26/Feb/16
if channing Tatum is 184 then Quaid is no taller than 181
Dmeyer said on 17/Feb/16
Hé was about 1in taller than me but had 0,6in more shoes so was still about 6ft 11 years back
dmeyer said on 23/Oct/15
Was 182cm 10 years back when i met him he looked 6ft but had 0.6in more shoes so solid5'11.5
Mike said on 12/Oct/15
Around 180-181 now.
S.J.H said on 24/Sep/15
I did think he was still close to 6'0 than 5'11.5
Mike said on 20/Sep/15
5ft 11 180 cm nowadays looks appropriate.
Judd ISR said on 12/Sep/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184cm)"
"Dennis Quaid's height is 5ft 11.75in (182cm)"

I think current height at 5'11"(180cms) and peak height at 5'11.5"(182cms) is much more realistic than your guess, actually...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/15
Steve Weber is 184cm
CDS said on 11/Mar/15
That 6-ft-2 listing is especially absurd for him, and fellow actor Steven Weber, since I don't put either of these guys even at 6 foot! LOL 5'11" for both. Denzel and Travolta, on the other hand, actually can pull off 6'2" since they are the real deal 6-ft I'd say (or at least were in their prime-??).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
Plenty of 6ft actors listed at 6ft2. Not just Quaid. Travolta is still listed everywhere at that mark. I've seen a couple for Denzel Washington
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/15
181-182cm today
183-184cm peak
Judd said on 6/Feb/15
Look at him next to Uma Thurman (5'11-11.25")... In several pictures he does look shorter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/15
181cm today, Rob?

I agree with many on here that Quaid can struggle with even 5ft11 at times now.
S.J.H said on 1/Feb/15
I did give Dennis Quaid an add on 0.25 at 5'11.75 which he don't look much lose in height although he was over 60 of age
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/14
The 6ft2 listings still give me the giggles.
Judd said on 27/Oct/14
today he does look 5'10.5-75" next to gerard butler (strong 6'1"). he's not old so i doubt he lost 1,25" since his youth...5'11-11.5" as peak height fits him
Luke said on 12/May/14
Saw him in a restaurant in London. A year ago I think. He was there with his family. Just gave me the impression of a nice chap, normal height, normal family. Could be anything between 5.9-5.11. His son is quite tall and still growing.
bodwaya said on 3/May/14
I was a guy back in the Eighties who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn't happen. In the Nineties, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, 'get out there and dig and find things.' Then I guess The Rookie and Far From Heaven were referred to as my comeback. I look around and a lot of the people I started in the business with, I have no clue where they are right now. So much of it has to do with luck and I have been extremely lucky, but a large part of it is also just hanging in there. this quote proves that he never became a big star he even states it himself
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/14
Here is Dennis and his son Jack whose mother is Meg Ryan.

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Dennis has said several times (letterman) that Jack was 6-2. Looking at these pics, Dennis cannot be more than 5-11.
K said on 13/Mar/14
I've seen him several times in a crowded room in the 90's looking over a see of heads and when standing next to him the angle of my neck was way more tilted than my 6' husband. He may have lost height but then 6'2.
bodwaya said on 30/Jan/14
dennis quaid is considered the poor mans harrison ford. people everywhere impersonate billy bob in sling blade that proves he has at least one iconic perfromance can anyone name one classic film dennis quaid did that people quote and talk about , eres a reasons hes called the poor harison ford
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
Absolutely Jake but I was just responding to Yaspaa's comment that Quaid is a more successful actor than Billy Bob, which is not true. Quaid hasn't been in a decent movie in at least 10 years.

He's taller than Billy Bob, I'll give him that!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184cm)"
"Dennis Quaid's height is 5ft 11.75in (182cm)"
Hank said on 10/Dec/13
Anyone see the awful Movie 43? Quaid was exactly the same height as 5'9" Greg Kinnear.
stadawg said on 7/Dec/13
I am 6'2" and I he and I passed each other at a restaurant in Austin and I dwarfed him. No way he is 6'.
thc said on 1/Sep/13
looks atleast 5'11 at peak.
true said on 1/Aug/13
he looks 5'10 next to anna sophia in soul surfer
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
In the 80s and 90s when he weighed almost nothing, he could sometimes look near 6ft1.
Never understood the 6ft2 claims though. But having said that, they're aren't any pictures roaming around of him and his brother. It be interesting to see how much shorter he'd look.

@Yaspaa: eh Billy Bob Thornton has an Academy Award under belt. Does Quaid?
Yaspaa said on 25/Jul/13
He's more successful than Billy Bob. There's a difference.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/13
Sorry, Rob.

Anyway could 184cm peak for Quaid be possible?
[Editor Rob: doubt he was over 6 foot, he can look 5ft 11 range now]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jul/13
Randy Quaid has more talent in one finger than pretty boy Dennis has in his entire body. The elder Quaid had an Oscar nomination under his belt within a year of moving to Hollywood.
[Editor Rob: remember we have to try to refrain from insulting celebs on here, stick with the height and it makes it simpler for me.]
bodwaya said on 14/Jul/13
hes still a bad actor there's a reason he never reach a list. Hes made a few good movies though he mostly made crap. he ruined good like far from heaven. Vantage point ,legion was crap day after tomorrow flight of phoenix lets not forget something to talk about all those movies suck. So to says he better then the talented billy bob is puzzling
ajcf1995 said on 4/Jul/13
barely taller than topher grace in In Good Company.
bodwaya said on 2/Jul/13
billy bob is older then brad pitt how can he be a young brad pitt. I seen all the movies u mentioned. While some of i liked his peformances in the them were the worse part of the movie. He was upstaged by better costars like edward norton ,cruise and freeman.But rampage at least we agree on one thing we both think quaid sucks as an actor
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/13
bodwaya, a lot of his pre-Millenium stuff is brilliant. E.g. 12 Monkeys, Se7en, Fight Club, Interview With The Vampire etc. Back then I would definitely have called him a good actor with a lot of promise

I should've said a 'young' Brad Pitt. But I'll definitely agree that in rhe last 10 years he's gone downhill.
bodwaya said on 27/Jun/13
lol iam on the floor laughing did u mention him in the same breath as brad pitt. The only thing they have in common is they both date jolie. Brad pitt is a bad actor. Billy bob acts circles around him. Leo on the other hand is good actor.Billy bob was amzing in man who wanst there.watch alamo he acts circles around quaid
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/13
Billy Bob Thornton is just an underrated talent. I put him in the same boat as guys like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The public's obsession with their personal lives has veered a lot of attention away from their acting abilities. Granted, BBT isn't in the glossy mags week in, week out.
bodwaya said on 24/Jun/13
true i read costars found him difficult john goodman said on late the set of everybods all american. Plus quad has had more flops then any actor in the world. Critics rank him among the worst while billy bob always gets rave reviews even in crappy movies
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Quaid is pretty stuck up aswell. But besides that, I think he might've been 183-184cm
bodwaya said on 10/Jun/13
yaspaa yes they know billy bobs has classic like sling blade. He has 2 oscar noms. Billy bob has more sucesss in lead roles then quaid do how does that make quaid a leading man more then billy bob. Ask any one on the street who quaid they will give u a blank stare. But u ask them about billy they will know .if u do the research u will know bill bobs movies gross more then quaid
Yaspaa said on 24/May/13
More people certainly do not know Billy Bob more than Quaid, that's ridiculous. Quaid is a leading man while Billy is much more suited to co-acting. Plus, Quaid has the most hilarious smirk I've ever seen.
bodwaya said on 30/Jan/13
you know who else is a good texas actor tommy lee jones he blows billy bob and quaid away. ranking for bext texas actor in order would be tommy lee jones ,billy bbo and woody
bodwaya said on 23/Jan/13
billy bob is good actor quaid is a bad acotor he had more flops then billy bob. quaid dosent have 1 classic movie. Hes been acting fore more than 30 years and he has yet to be a star pathteic
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/13
Quaid's acting is mediocre...he's survived most of his career on good looks to be honest.
Billy Bob Thornton is just underrated...
bodwaya said on 6/Dec/12
quaid was an a lister billy bob throton has less flops 2 oscar noms quaid has no classic movies. more people know who billy bob is then quaid.
bodwaya said on 5/Dec/12
rob who do u think is a better actor quaid or billy bob and who do u think had less flops in his career( i know this is irreverent to the website but i want to know) i personaly thik qauid sucks and bob is better
[Editor Rob: I've seen a lot of Quaid movies, I think he's a decent actor. So is Billy Bob, I don't know if I prefer one over the other.]
Lmeister said on 30/Nov/12
Here with 5ft7 Michael Chiklis. In the second pic he is hunching a bit. Nevertheless I'd give him 5ft9.5-5ft10.25. Maybe 6ft shoes on in his youth.
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Yaspaa said on 28/Nov/12
Those red carpet shots are always a bit dodgy, this one is better.
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bodwaya said on 4/Nov/12
lol i found an interesting picture lol i cant give u guys the link buy type in billy bob thorton and dennis quaid. clikc on images after u type it in. then click on the second picture u will see billy bob towers over quaid. Billy bob is proven to be actualy 5 foot 10(altough he claims to be 6 foot)Make me wonder if the foot wear is different
bodwaya said on 10/Oct/12
in day of phpneix he wasnt much shorter then 6 foot 2 hugh laurie
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
He is not 5 foot 9. Once i heard he was listed as 6 foot 1. 182cm is right on.
no hater said on 11/Sep/12
It seems people or possible fans really never know the facts on actors. We love to speculate about their personal, physical or professional statis. How sad that we feel more important by making negative statements "movie stars".
bodwaya said on 11/Sep/12
but quaid is only 1 inch shorter then 6 foot 1 costner in that western movie they made. plus he towers 5 foot 8 helen hunt in soul surfer
Greg said on 10/Sep/12
With Bradley Cooper (6'1inch?) looks more like 5'9" here, but who knows what shoes they're wearing:
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Sep/12
Jonas, since when is only 6"0 slightly shorter than 6"2? That's 2in!
bodwaya said on 8/Aug/12
in the right stuff he was eye level with 6 foot scott glenn. He is bang on 6 foot .
Matt said on 29/Oct/11
@Kent
Uhm, genetics play in you know...
LAN Jiao said on 22/Oct/11
Dennis Quaid atually look 6-7cm shorter than Matthew Fox on michael post consider quaid is nearer camera than fox. Maybe 5'11.25 nowadays
LAN Jiao said on 17/Oct/11
Kent , i had a friend legit6'3 whose dad 5'7 mum 5'6 and 2 brothers was 5'9-5'10. he is 5-6inch on 2 flesh n blood brothers. it happens..
Kent said on 16/Oct/11
The Quaid brothers (Dennis and Randy) must have a different parent in their mix. I can't imagine two full-blooded brothers having almost 5 inches of difference between their heights.
Shaun said on 14/Oct/11
To me he always looked very similar to Harrison Ford in height and build.
Josh B said on 2/Oct/11
Hey Rob, what made you think he's lost enough height to have both a peak and current height listing?
[Editor Rob: today I think he looks this height, whether he really has lost half inch is still debatable but I will leave his 6ft peak claim because it's possible.]
jake said on 8/Sep/11
57 actually and yes he is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/11
Yep, just under 6ft. No peak height needed though. He's 56 and is in very good shape
TruebloodFan said on 12/Aug/11
@Denny says on 24/Apr/11
I use to be Dennis Quaid's room mate, while living in Austin Texas (circa 1976). I am (or at the time) 5'10 3/4". Mr. Quaid was at least an inch shorter than me. If not, more!

maybe some other Dennis Quaid. not this one :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/11
Rob, would 5ft11 or 5ft11.5 be closer?

Dennis Quaid getting owned by Fox and Whitaker in those pictures. That is definitely more than 2in.
[Editor Rob: half inch under six is probably nearer today]
michael said on 14/Jul/11
the 5'9 claims here are ridiculos, check these photos

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I can see a 2inch difference between him and Fox.

THis guy is 6'
Dmeyer said on 1/Jul/11
Today défenetly 5 ft 11.5 11.75 peak 6 ft i met him
TruebloodFan said on 27/Jun/11
6' peak. sure looked it in 'The Right Stuff'. he was easily 5'11(or fractions more) in 'The Day After Tomorrow' aged 50.
Dmeyer said on 25/Jun/11
In person apeared 184 cm but had a 2 in cowboy than give 1.8 in so 5 ft 11.75 was right not a full 6 ft now but close at worst 5'11.5
jude said on 30/May/11
Dennis is humped backed as he's gotten older so he's 57 now I'd say 5'9 would be accurate.
Denny said on 24/Apr/11
I use to be Dennis Quaid's room mate, while living in Austin Texas (circa 1976). I am (or at the time) 5'10 3/4". Mr. Quaid was at least an inch shorter than me. If not, more!
smash said on 18/Apr/11
I saw him just the other night at a bar and Im 6' he was a good 4" inches shorter than me.
Vegas Baby said on 16/Apr/11
At the blackjack table at the Wynn with him. I am 5'8" and he looked exactly my height. His legs looked as big as my arms though. He weighed about 155 lbs maximum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/11
He'd probably be a fraction over 6ft out of bed
Michael said on 10/Mar/11
I feel he shrinked for the past couple of years. I suppose he's around 5'10" to 5'11" these days. In his prime he does look 6'.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/11
Pretty sure he's claimed 6"1 aswell Rob
Editor Rob said on 14/Feb/11
Dennis' own claim is 6 foot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/11
6"0 is reasonable....in shoes he's 185-186cm
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Jan/11
6'0-ish peak
Shaun said on 2/Jan/11
Just goes to show that there is much variation in genetics. His brother was is pushing 6'5"!! I believe Quaid looked similar in height and frame to Harrison Ford so I could buy 6'0.5" peak. Definately not anywhere near 6'2" though.
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/10
Ok, someone other than Rob, explain to me how to post a pic or video. Rob has explained it to me several times and I only get to tinyurl, and can't get past it. I will prove that Dennis Quaid is just below 5-11, and I will post my long promised Eric Roberts pics. Somebody help me please!
Bon said on 30/Nov/10
In 'Great Balls of Fire' he looked 5'10-5'11 to me.
182 is maximum I can buy at his peak.
James said on 29/Nov/10
i'd say 5'11.5 today for sure 6'0 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/10
He's still in great shape. In fact he looks fairly ripped.

So maybe he's still around 6"0?
James said on 7/Nov/10
Defnintly a legit 6'0 guy at his peak. the 6'2 listings are funny though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/10
Can look 182cm a lot...so maybe so James.
James said on 26/Oct/10
5'11 1/2 today?
Rampage-Clover said on 26/Oct/10
Can look 5"11(180cm) a lot nowadays though
sam said on 28/Sep/07
There with Kinnear is the shortest I've seen Quaid.
Valeri said on 28/Sep/07
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If kinnear is 176cm then quaid is only 180cm nowadays.Unless kinnear is at least 5'10.
dmeyer said on 24/Aug/07
when i mt hin i had 1.25 in heels so 6'0.25 he had 1.25 in taller than me but he had 2 in cowboy heels who gave aleast 0.5 in advantage on me he was looking 6'0.25 to 6'0.5 in so about 5'11.75 to 6 ft barefeet
dmeyer said on 31/Jul/07
he was in incredible good shape when i met hin so doubt he has lost more than 0.5 in might have benn 6'0.25 to 6'0.5 in
dmeyer said on 9/Jul/07
i met him he was 1.25 in taller than me but i had 1.25 in heels and he had cowboy who give 1.75 in to 1.8 so aleast 0.5 in advantage so he is indeed 5'11.5 to 6 ft barefeet and aleast 0.5 in taller in his 20s
Anthony said on 8/Jun/07
Looks 6' with William Hurt and Matthew Fox, both of whom are 6'2.

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patrick said on 8/Mar/07
NO NO NO! My best friend is exactly 6'1; I re-measured him several times even in cm: always 187 and something in sneackers. OK...Facing once Dennis Quaid, he was unboubtedly shorter by exactly, visibly, one inch; wearing the same kind of shoes.
I must confess that i do'nt understand; i previously would have thought they were alike:6'1.
dmeyer said on 2/Jan/07
6 ft no more since he barely looked 6'0.5 in 1.8 cowboy boots when i met him
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/06
quaid looked 6 ft to 6'ft 0.5 but he was wearing 1.8 or 1.9 cowboy boots so more 5'11.75 to 6 ft barefeet he might have been 6'0.5 at peak also i alwais imagined the guy 6'2 and he didnt look it even in boots klein was taller than him in 1 inch shoes klein looks close to the 186 mark
dmeyer said on 31/Oct/06
he loked 187 cm in 1.75 in boots so 182 183 cm barefeet and grant looked 5'11 no less i worked on american dreams quaid loked 1.5 inches taller than grant but he had 1 to 2 cm heels advantage also cris klein looked 6'1 +
dmeyer said on 31/Oct/06
waths weird with frank2 is that evebody is the same height as him quaid clooney hanks pitt something is wrong quaid look 6 feet 1 but had 2 inches boots so 6 feet when i met him hanks was about 6 feet he sees evrebody as 5'11 it dosnt make sens they cant be all the same height some are 5'11 others 6 and 6'0.5
Anonymous said on 9/Sep/06
i doubt dennis quaid has lost height since his 20s.all of my uncles of his age are still the same height.i reckon dennis is 5ft11 -6ft tall range.
Anonymous said on 3/Sep/06
when i met him he was 6 2 in boots so 6 barefeet he might have been 6 feet 1 in 20s
MTgirl said on 30/Jul/06
A couple years back I saw him with his band playing at the local bar. He was on a stage about two inches high. From the main floor, I could see the top of his head and I felt taller than him. I am nearly 5'10" and was wearing boots (so did he). I concurr that his upper body is short, so it makes him look shorter than he is. I suspect he is 5'10" or less.
dmeyer said on 2/Jul/06
i alwais thaught quaid was 6'1.5" but when i met him he looked 184 185 cm range but he was wearing 2" cowboy boot so 6 feet seems right 182 183 cm barefeet
Frank2 said on 28/Jun/06
Just watched Wyatt Earp. Quaid played Doc Holiday and standing next to Kevin Costner who played Earp he was obviously shorter by at least two inches.
Editor Rob said on 24/May/06
Here is another picture added of the lady in the comment below, Vicki, with Dennis.
Vicki said on 24/May/06
I have met Dennis three times, and I sent the different pictures to Glenn. I am 5 ft. 1" and I come up to his chin, the same level I am with my father in my wedding picture. My Dad was 6 ft. 0" so I figure Dennis is 6 Ft.
dmeyer said on 21/May/06
i met dennis and hugh grant was 5'11 and dennis about 184 185 cm but he was wearing 5 cm cowboy boots so bare feet about 183 cm max and even in boots he only looked 1.5" to 2" on hugh it means the differnce between them is 1" but in the movie they look 3 inches difference he must wear lifts and play with the angles but maybe quaid was 6'1" at peak but nowaday he is nowere near the 187 he is claiming even in the boots he didnt look it because 2" boots add you about 1 " the guy is between 182 a,d 184 183 is a good guess before i met him i was sure he was 6'2"
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
I've met Dennis and he's 5'11". The reports of him being 6'2" are as silly as those reporting Arnold Schwarzenegger as being only 5'10".
MD said on 3/May/06
So, you're actually agreeing with me, then, that Dennis is not the full 6'0" given, here. I must have missed your earlier post. I still think Topher is 5'11" which would still give Dennis 5'11".
MD said on 2/May/06
Frank,

I'm wondering, what do these pics have to do with Dennis? Did you post these in the wrong persons section?
Gotxo said on 2/May/06
Well, it's beyond discussion that he's not over 6' now.
What intrigues me is what Rob has pointed out, how he managed during so much time to mantain the ilusion?
And what he could win doing that? He's not supossed to be gigantic as Arnold, he could have stayed in 6' (wheter is his real height or 1" more).
What advantages do the actors take from such an exaggerations? Better roles they wouldn't play if perceived as short?

[Editor Rob: it might be similar to bale...the 6ft 2 kind of stuck and nobody assumed otherwise for a decade...thats why I'm always trying to find early quotes about height, whether they are right or wrong to get an idea of how they were described early in their careers.]
Gotxo said on 18/Apr/06
I'm with Chris, the guy always looked taller than 5'11", he might have scrapped the 6'1" when young. Plus he's not an action star in a so physical sense as Stallone or Arnold are, he does not need such amellioration of his height, there's no reason.
Otherwise he has the best image asesors in the world and has been paying them a fortune for no reason! I want his method to looking 6'2" being 3 inches shorter!
Chris said on 17/Apr/06
In the movie Dreamscape (1984), Dennis Quaid looked about 3 inches shorter than Max von Sydow. Sydow was about 6'4'' then and I´d say Quaid has always been around the 6'1'' mark. Today he´s about 6 feet.
Gotxo said on 15/Apr/06
It must exist a factual base for a lie or exaggeration.
Glenn has described him at a reasonable 6', i can belive this and really gives a start point to stretch it, you know the mean augment is 2" in Hollywood, so it fits.
And he has looked allways tall, he must be 6' at least.
Maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone or the likes have a reason for a constant camerawork, in his case there's no one.
MD said on 14/Apr/06
Who knows, but the fact is that he's not 6'0".
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Why was Elvis described as being 6'2"?
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Dennis is exactly my height or 5'11". Nice man.

[Editor Rob: the big question is how he managed to get described as 6ft 2 in magazines over the years...]
Maverick said on 28/Mar/06
In his new movie, 'Yours, Mine & ours' the poster advertising the movie shows Quaid, standing against a door and with one leg pushing against another door!....

What is strange about the picture...i have noticed, is his shoes and it looks like he has got lifts in his shoes to give him extra height!!...his upper body is short and so are his arms, but his legs look long, especially the lower half!..i think he is below 6' most likely 5'10 to 5'11!....has anyone seen the poster?.....he did look under 6' in 'The Day After Tomorrow'...
steve said on 13/Mar/06
im 6ft 8 and he was atleast 7 or 8 inches shorter than me when i saw him
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
correct.
Sam said on 26/Nov/05
I worked with Dennis for 3 weeks or so back in the early 80's. Back then, I was 5'11 and he was at least 1 1/2 in taller than me. I'd say at present he's at least 6'
Gotxo said on 26/Nov/05
Cool finding.
It's obvious he's not 6'2" in spite of in many films he does look it. Dunno what kinds of tricks to reach that appearance that involved. It's obvious that to mantain it a great deal of perseverance is need, so it must imply some kind of reward too. Maybe a contract over his image of leading/though guy.
Whatever, in order to get it, any kind of advantage is needed, so 6' does look right.
gyllenhaalic823 said on 25/Nov/05
Dennis IS shorter than Jake Gyllenhaal =)p! It's very obvious in the Day After Tomrrow (that I've watched five million times).
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip Group: "I'm 5'9" and I've shaken his hand twice. I'd be surprised if he's 5'11". He certainly isn't 6'2" by any stretch of the imagination"
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/05
i worked all day with dennis he looked 6'1'' but he was wearing 2'' boots so dennis is just about 183 184 cm he is exactly 6'0.5'' very close to 6 ft its funny because i alwais thaught he was 6'2'' maybe he lost 1 inch over the years but right now he is no taller than 184 cm i stood next to him all day so i can say for sure
Mr. X said on 26/Jun/05
I would say this guy's probably about 6 ft. He's slightly taller than 5 ft 11 Topher Grace and about same height as 6 ft Jake Gyllenhaal. Grace and Gyllenhaal might had wore lifts, or might be rounding down be about 2 inches, but what are the odds of that?
Kenshin said on 21/Jun/05
in one of the movies with chad he look about 2 inches taller than him so he should be 6'2
Smoke said on 21/Apr/05
I'll admit that he's looked this to me at time as well (187 cm), but the more picture that I see of him recently the more I'm convinced that he really isn't as tall as he's always been listed at. Topher Grace is 5'11", and Dennis didn't even look 2 inches taller than him in their movie.
dmeyer said on 19/Apr/05
i have a friend who worked on denis last movie a weeck ago and told me that quaid was 187 cm
Chris said on 12/Mar/05
Yeah he definately doesn't look 6'2", but while some argue that the taller the better, many also consider 6'0" even to being perfect height. I would say Dennis is just about 6'0" on the dot, definately not quite as tall as his brother. Gyllenhaal also isn't quite as tall for a guy as his imposing sister is for a lady.
mike sig said on 24/Feb/05
I saw Dennis at House of Blues with his band singing in 2003. I'm 5'9" and was wearing cowboy boots so 5'11". He came over and talked to a girl in my group that he knew. He performs in his bare feet. I could see the top of his head. I say 5'8" to 5'9".

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