How tall is James Coburn

James Coburn's Height

6ft 1.5in (187 cm)

American actor, best remembered for roles in films like The Great Escape, Charade, The Magnificent Seven, Our Man Flint, A Fistful of Dynamite, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Nutty Professor, Major Dundee, Affliction and as the voice of Henry J. Waternoose III in Monsters, Inc.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/16
Well then, Garner was 6ft1 flat because Coburn edged him in The Great Escape.
charlie said on 26/Jan/16
In the Movie Our Man Flint he is standing beside a girl whos in a bikini barefoot and hes wearing shoes and the height difference cant be any more than 3 inches. She could of been a taller actress perhaps 5 foot 6 inches that would make a lot of sense that he would be 5 foot 8 inches no more no less
charlie said on 26/Jan/16
wow almost every male celebrity I have come across is either 6 foot 2 or 6 foot 1.Watch his movies he stands average height with the other male actors in which the average male height was and still is 5 foot 8 in the USA. In Canada the average male is 5 foot 5 inches in height.
Tom said on 16/Jan/16
Coburn was 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/15
Rob can you add a photo? @Rampage Honestly, I've seen Garner in a fair few films now and have increasingly thought he looked more 6'1 range. Coburn could look 189 like o'Toole at times, but the skinny frame can add that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/15
Taller than James Garner in The Great Escape.

Maybe near 6ft2 Rob?
jtm said on 19/Feb/15
weak 6'2
Ed T. said on 16/Feb/15
Looks about only an inch taller than Leonard Nimoy in an episode of the late 1950's tv series M Squad. Coburn could have been 6'1.5" peak. I am curious if there are any pictures, movies or television episodes in which Coburn and Lee Marvin appear side by side. I would bet that Coburn and Marvin were very similar in height, as I suspect Marvin was probably between 6'1-6'1.5" peak height.
Sam said on 2/Jan/15
I was kind of surprised by how skinny looking he is in Ride Lonesome w/ Randolph Scott, I wouldn't be surprised if he weighed less than Jimmy Stewart's famed 138 pound measurement. It's possible that by the time he played Pat Garrett he was nearly 40 pounds more.
John said on 25/Nov/14
Coburn was just under 6'2". His career suffered somewhat from his similarity to Lee Marvin.
Ian C said on 4/Nov/14
The Magnificent Seven are the Six Average-sized Guys and the One Tall Guy. Notice how everybody in that movie stays away from Coburn, unless he's sitting down.
Bud said on 14/Sep/14
Looks taller with 5'10.5 Terry Savallas Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/14
Rob can you add "American actor, best remembered for roles in films like The Great Escape, Charade, The Magnificent Seven, Our Man Flint, A Fistful of Dynamite, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Nutty Professor, Major Dundee, Affliction and as the voice of Henry J. Waternoose III in Monsters, Inc.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jul/14
I've been getting into him a lot recently. Smashing actor, great to watch. Could look 6'2.5" in Duck you Sucker (Fistful of Dynamite) and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
Sam said on 30/Apr/14
I thought he looked to be maybe struggling with the full 6'2" back in Ride Lonesome, being only a smidge taller than 6'1" Pernell Roberts and at times looking about a couple inches under Randolph Scott.
Here's an interesting shot of Coburn with Lee Van Cleef, who may have a slight edge over Coburn. Apparently they are "menacing" Clint Walker's good guy, LOL, in an episode of "Cheyenne". Van Cleef and Coburn were badasses but Walker was 6'6" and looked like he could have picked them both up at the same time.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/14
189 is possible but no more.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/14
He looks just about 3 inches shorter than 6'5" listed Andrew Duggan in In Like Flint. He had lanky legs though and a skinny frame which made him look deceptively tall.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/14
Oddly he looks near 2 inches shorter than 6'2 listed Edward Mulhare in Our Man Flint.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/14
Looks 6'2 max in Our Man Flint next to Lee J. Cobb, in fact at times Cobb can look 6 ft next to him.
avi said on 12/Dec/13
No he wasn't much taller than Cary Grant in Charade 6'2 flat probably
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
George Kennedy had about 1,5 inches on him in Charade. Agree that 6'2.5" peak is about right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/13
A bit taller than James Garner in The Great Escape.
"James Coburn's height is 6ft 2.25in (189cm)"
Ace said on 2/Aug/12
I agree with Jake. 6'2-6'2.5 looks right for his peak. He was very lanky in addition, with rather long thin legs, which could make him appear taller.
jake said on 11/Aug/11
I think 188-189 cm peak for Coburn. He was tall and lanky.
Shadow2 said on 9/Feb/11
Thanks Ed T. I think the movie was the "Carey Treatment", and Coburn's co-star was the beautiful 5'8" Jennifer O'Neill.
Ed T. said on 4/Feb/11
Shadow2, I think your assessment of Coburn's height is accurate.
Shadow2 said on 12/Jan/11
In a 1972 movie, Coburn's character states his height as 6'1.5", which I think is the actor's true height. This explains why he was close to James Garner's height (6'1") when they worked together. I've also watched "Charade" recently, and Coburn is only marginally taller than (near) 6'1" Cary Grant.
Mr. Kaplan said on 25/Dec/10
James Coburn was never 6'2", let alone taller. Watch "Charade" there is many shots of him near 6'4" George Kennedy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/10
Could he have been taller than 6"2, Rob?

[Editor Rob: in the 60's he was described as this mark, sometimes in the future he was called 6ft 3 aswell. I've not seen a movie from his heydey for a while though!]
Ian Fawn-Meade said on 16/Dec/10
Worked with him just before he died. He was tall...I am six feet, and he certainly had an inch or two over me then. His arthritis was serious, and might have affected his height- hard to guess.
ras said on 13/Jul/07
He was shorter than Jeff Fahey on the hit list.
Trev said on 30/Mar/07
I met james Coburn about 1990 in London on several occasions, he was the same height as me 6'1", however he may have shrunk a little by then, also in the film The Carey Treatment 1972, one of the charcters say's "you're 6'2" right? Coburn's response is "no! 6'1.5"
marlon said on 2/Mar/07
I think coburn was a full 6ft 3 inches and he looked a good inch taller than gene hackman in the film bite the bullet.
venus said on 10/Oct/06
Next to Andrew Duggan in In Like Flint, Coburn looks 6'1.2 to me.
Viper652 said on 22/Jul/06
Damn, I thought he was closer to 6-4 actually.
Glenn said on 22/Jul/06
So did I.I thought he was 6-3.
Anonymous said on 22/Jul/06
On the biography channel described as 6'2''. I always thought he was taller, this must be because he was so skinny it added to the impression of great height.
mike c said on 27/Apr/06
Hi Frank! Just saw again the Americanization of Emily..Garner is at least 1" to 1.5" taller than Coburn in all the face to face scenes..from what I remember reading, Coburn was 6'3"..also read a few yrs. ago about his malady...Garner 6'2"-6.3" in '64..Coburn about the same taking into account shoes..and they were not cowboy boots!! take care!
Frank2 said on 20/Mar/06
Coburn was about 6'2" when he was young and shrank down to about 6'1" when he got to be older. I saw him at a party and noticed his hands were severely distorted from arthritis.
larry said on 20/Mar/06
It seemed shorter than 6'3". He was in a RIFLEMAN episode in which he fought Lucas with torches. He looked no more than 6'2" then. I've seen him in a lot of films. I would think more like 6'1-2" at his peak.
Mikex said on 4/Jan/06
I've seen him described as 6'4''. Remember him being on a chat show once and he looked it. I suspect the interviewer was short though and this might have emphasised his height. 6'3'' seems safe.

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