How tall is Leslie Nielsen ?

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Leslie Nielsen's height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

Canadian/American Actor from Naked Gun. Claimed in a DenOfGeek.com interview "I measured myself regularly, and was 6" 2" both before and after each film, or would have been, if my legs weren't bowed and I could get my knees together"
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Sam said on 7/Aug/15
I couldn't find any links to photos or videos where Nielsen appears on Rawhide with Eastwood...that would be of interest IMO.
jervis said on 4/Aug/15
Looked 6ft flat in rawhide with 6ft3 eric fleming and 6ft3.5 Clint eastwood.
Russ said on 8/May/15
He was level with Ted Danson in Creepshow, so I would put him at 6 feet.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/15
Simpson is/was 6ft1-2
Judd said on 25/Mar/15
sincerly i think he might have been in the 6'1" range for sure, at peak...maybe 6'0.75" but anything under it.
In the early 90's he did look close to 6' and in the last year in the 5'11-11.5" range...
Mathew said on 18/Mar/15
He looked more 5'11"-sh in the 90s.
Jake 6ft0.5 said on 6/Mar/15
I think you should distinguish between peak height and later height, Rob. I think 6'1" is a reasonable peak height, but by the time of The Naked Gun, he definitely didn't look that, more like 5'11.5" or 5'11".
Steve said on 30/Dec/14
His peak height was 6'1. But by the Naked Gun movies he had packed down to a little over 5'11'. Probably due to becoming heavyier.
Danimal said on 27/Dec/14
Jack says on 21/Sep/14
Certainly wasn't more than 5'11" in the Naked Gun movies.
Probably 5'10"

Youre way off. Was about 1" shorter than 6'2" O.J. and 3" shorter than 6'4" George Kennedy. At worst he was a strong 6'0"/weak 6'1" at that point.
Danimal said on 27/Dec/14
Shredo says on 21/Dec/14
I would say Nielsen was a weak 6'1. OJ always looked a little taller than him in the films.

Nielson was not at his peak during the filming of the Naked Gun series, which ran from 1988 to 1994 respectively. Im sure that a young Leslie Nielsen would be just about the same height as O.J. Simpson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/14
O.J Simpson is 186-187cm. About 1in taller than Nielsen and 2-3in below George Kennedy
Shredo said on 21/Dec/14
I would say Nielsen was a weak 6'1. OJ always looked a little taller than him in the films.
Sam said on 11/Oct/14
Rob, could you add my suggestions?
Jack said on 21/Sep/14
Certainly wasn't more than 5'11" in the Naked Gun movies.
Probably 5'10"
Sam said on 11/Aug/14
Rob, could you add Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane!, Creepshow and Nuts in addition to The Naked Gun series?

He could look six feet after his career finally took off but often a weak six foot, Peter Graves seemed about 3 inches taller in Airplane! and Nielsen seems a couple inches under Ted Danson in Creepshow. Back in Forbidden Planet, though he could look less than 2 inches under Walter Pidgeon. I wonder if his 6'2" claim was in shoes back in his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jul/13
Rob, he's listed as 6ft1 or 6ft2
jamie said on 7/Jul/13
5'10" in the Naked Gun films. No more
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/13
Rob, how tall would you estimate O.J. Simpson to be?
[Editor Rob: what he was listed as a footballer?]
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/13
Nielson was a solid six two in his younger days. He towered over five eleven Glenn Ford in The Sheepman.

And in Forbiddon Planet he was as tall as Walter Pidgeon who was listed as being six two.

But by the late 1970s he had lost an inch.

Here he is with Sean Connery looking shorter:

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By the 1990s he had lost at least two inches.
Shaun said on 8/Sep/12
Surprised to see no page for O.J. Simpson Rob. I think a flat 6 ft 1.
Shaun said on 8/Sep/12
Naked Gun films of course were 1988-1994 and he would have lost more height up until his death some 20 years later. I've seen the Naked Gun films lots of time and always got a 5'11-6' impression of him. George Kennedy on the other hand still looked a full 6 ft 4 next to Nielsen and 6'1" OJ.
Shaun said on 7/Sep/12
Rob would you agree that him and Reagan looked a very similar height and were likely more 182cm range by their later years?
[Editor Rob: they could be similar range, Leslie did lose several inches by his latter years]
Shaun said on 7/Sep/12
Same height as Reagan I reckon 185cm peak, 182cm later in life. In Naked Gun he was looking 5'11-6' range next to 6'4" George Kennedy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
I know I should go to Height Request for this
but, Rob what are your estimates for OJ Simpson?
German Wunderkind said on 6/Aug/12
I saw him next to Michael Landon (5'9) in Highway to Heaven, he sees no more than 5'11 "
somebody said on 3/Aug/12
his body looks on 59 510 top... Perhaps he was wearing elevator shoes...

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