How tall is Nick Nolte ?

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Nick Nolte's height is 5ft 11in (180 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)
American actor known for roles in films such as 48 Hours, The Hulk, The Thin Red Line, Lorenzo's Oil, The Prince of Tides, Cape Fear and Extreme Prejudice. His Arrest sheet lists him as 6ft 00. In an interview in the La Times (2/11/79), when asked his height Nick replies "Six feet, but it depends. In the morning I'm taller." In The Dallas News from (12/4/87) he again confirmed that height saying "I'm not as tall as everyone seems to think. The boots are the trick. They make me seem taller. I'm even 6 feet. I have a sister who's 6-1 and Grandpa Nolte is 6-6".
Comment on the Height of Nick Nolte

Yaspaa said on 6/Oct/15
Nothing wrong with it, just not the height you should go with.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jul/15
Nothing wrong with the height you measure in the morning.
Unknown said on 13/May/15
[Editor Rob: he's got a body that is looking old and a bit worn out...1.5 inch loss at his age wouldn't be that shocking the 80's though he generally looked that 6ft range. Under it a 1/4? I'm not sure.]

yeah, i agree. however i think he wasn't a strong 6', like 6'0.25"...I think he was likelier 182,5-183 cms than 183,0-183,5 cms...
Judd said on 10/May/15
[Editor Rob: I think peak he looked a six footer, now he struggles at times with 5ft 11.]

i think 6' as peak listing is fair, too. my question was also if in your opinion he was a strong 6', so 183,0-183,5 cms in the afternoon (like Alex or others actors as David Duchovny and Hayden Christensen), or a weak one, so 182,5-183 cms (like Jensen Ackles or Nicholas Cage)?

IMO he could have been 182,5-183 cms at peak and 179-180 cms today, so 5'10.75"...
i think at almost 75, a loss of 1,25" is plausible, also if a man in good condition at his age maybe could have lost 0,75-1"...
[Editor Rob: he's got a body that is looking old and a bit worn out...1.5 inch loss at his age wouldn't be that shocking the 80's though he generally looked that 6ft range. Under it a 1/4? I'm not sure.]
Judd said on 8/May/15
Rob recently I've seen this picture: Click Here
Here he does look a tad taller than Robert Redford, who you list today at 5'9.5" and does look (with good posture) as tall as the first man from the left, that you listed at 5'10.5".
Actually, in 2015 he doesn't look a full 5'11" but more a 5'10.25-10.5"...

Any chance that he has been measured an hair under 6', like 5'11 and 3/4 or 4/5, and he round up to 6'?
Also next to Eddie Murphy he did look 7 cms taller than him, and there's always the chance that Eddie is 5'9"....
[Editor Rob: I think peak he looked a six footer, now he struggles at times with 5ft 11.]
Sam said on 3/Apr/15
Yeah, similar or maybe edged out a fraction by Joel Edgerton in Warrior and Edgerton is a weak 5'11".
In some films from the 80s and 90s, Nolte really comes off a big 6'1"+ man so he's definitely a guy who at times the screen can make seem bigger than he really was.
Danimal said on 15/Mar/15
Everyone lowering his height based on how he's stacked up since 2000. The man is 74 years old. He HAS lost height. He was 6'0" in his prime.
joelj said on 21/Feb/15
5' 11.5 on a good day when younger; no more, no less.
Sam said on 17/Oct/14
but really he looks 5'10" with normal posture and i doubt he could be taller than 5'11" if measured. look at him with josh brolin and aaron eckhart. 5'11.5" is a nice gift for nick, today
Sam said on 14/Oct/14
rob why not 5'11" today? today he can't really pass for a 5'11.5" guy
[Editor Rob: generally he looks more 5ft 11 yeah, but could he stretch up for a taller measurement?]
Sam said on 13/Aug/14
He's similar to or just edged out by Joel Edgerton in Warrior and Edgerton is a weak 5'11" guy, so I think Notle could be just 5'10.5"-5'11" today. With his growling voice and build, this guy can look bigger on screen. At times, in 48 Hrs., he could pass for a big 6'2" guy.
dmeyer said on 19/Jan/14
0.5-1in loss at 72 he did well
[Editor Rob: he does look a lot near 5ft 11 now.]
TheoJ said on 25/Dec/13
Worked with him in 1999 on a film set, day after day, and he was a bit shorter than I expected.
Barely 6 foot, and closer to 5'11". But a great guy!
Sam said on 12/Dec/13
He can seem 6'1" easily on screen back in the 70s to 90s, but Nolte is one of the most honest men in Hollywood per his height quote. At times I think he's too limited as an actor (one mood: growly), but not many actors would admit to being shorter than their perceived as.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184cm)"

Alright, I admitted to the boots. But many actors will say "6 feet" to sort of generalise how tall they are roughly. It can account for 1-2in.
richie said on 24/Nov/13
Couldn't be any shorter than 6ft, he had a clear 3 inches on 5ft 9inch Eddie Murphy in 48hrs.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/13
Rob, I just noticed he's easily an inch shorter than an ancient Bob Mitchum in Cape Fear. Looks almost 2 inches actually. I'd say it is pretty much impossible that Mitchum was 185 and him 183. If Mitchum was still peak height in 1991 the most Nolte looks in comparison is 180.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/13
Looks about 6 ft in Cape Fear.
cole said on 15/Jul/13
He's not much over 5'11 today, he has definitely lost a good chunk of height over the years. He seemed the same height as Joel Edgerton in Warrior.
Edgar said on 26/Jun/13
i don't know if Willis wore lifts, but in that pic he's a good in taller than Nick... Click Here
I think they're both 5-11 today...
Knowitall said on 13/May/13
For what it's worth, Nolte wore lifts in Mulholland Falls.
Leung said on 5/Feb/13
yeah in Gangster Squad looked 182cm so current height seems accurate, but Peak height needs reconsideration because Nolte in his prime looked 6'1".
Ajax said on 2/Feb/13
The most one can be when they claim a height is 1/2" more than what they say. So at the most he was 6'0.5".
berta said on 28/Jan/13
is 184 possible peak? I always thought he was in the 185 range.
Silent d said on 18/Jan/13
His sister is taller than him. That is shocking. She is gigantic. 182cm. He is an imposing figure.
roadcase said on 7/Dec/12
i met nick backstage at a show one time, and I can't believe that he is anything over 5'8"!

Very surprising!
jen said on 22/Sep/12
Definite 6'1" at peak, possibly even slightly taller maybe he is a bit shorter now
Miiiiiiighty_l- said on 17/Sep/12
I don't know why I always thought Nick was 6'2ish and saw him list at that height.
Just noticed he is way shorter while watching " The thin red line" where he is like two inches smaller than Travolta ( who must be in his trademark cowboy boots )
mike 6 feet out of bed said on 1/Aug/12
Prime deffinitely a strong 6 footer!
sailorjupiter said on 22/Jan/12
recently i saw the movie 'warrior' with T.Hardy, J.Edgerton, J.Morrison 'nd Nick.
Well, i think he's tall precisely like Joel Edgerton (5'11). I don't know how tall he was during his youth, but i think he's 5'11 now:

T.Hardy: 5'9.25
J.Morrison: ?
N.Nolte: 5'11
J.Edgerton: 5'11

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Franco said on 19/Apr/07
he was 6'1.5 in his prime imho, but the sickness, his age and alcoholism problems all contributed to his current loss today, that's for sure.

he looks 6'0 flat today, multiple pictures on i.m.d.b confirms that.
Kid-Icarus said on 16/Apr/07
I though he was 5-11. I guess I was close.
patrick said on 16/Apr/07
For once, i agree with Viper! That is ridiculous: Nolte shorter than Leno !In a clown'ish comedy perhaps!
Nolte was 6'1 looking more and now, probably 6 or so, deal.
Derek said on 31/Mar/07
He didn't look that short in Blue Chips. I can't see him being under 6'.
Viper said on 21/Mar/07
I think hes always been 6-0.
dmeyer said on 20/Mar/07
if nolte and steve martin are 6 ft then eddie murphy is 5'8 a friend of mine who is 5'7 told me eddie was a hair shorter than him i dont think murphy is that short but i could buy 174-5 range 5'10 was way too high 176 is closer now
Lmeister said on 20/Mar/07
He looks tall in his older movies. Can look 6'1''- 6'2''. Maybe he was 6'1'' in his youth nowadays 5'11''-6'
glenn said on 20/Mar/07
yes,i agree misha.penn is 5-7ish.
misha said on 20/Mar/07
Glenn, I could live with 5'10.5" - 5'11". The point of my little essays was that I've always smelled a "lifts rat" with Nolte and it looks like I might have been right. But surely he's taller than Ed Asner by more than a bit, so they probably put Asner on wooden blocks (his feet are out of frame) to make him seem more physically intimidating for the scene I described below. But the impression of height Nolte projected in "U-Turn " must be put into context - most of the scenes are played against Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez - neither of them have enough height to challenge Nolte. Glenn, I know you've visited with Penn, but 5'8.5" just has to be wrong - this guy cannot be over 5'7", and yes, you are quite right, he can act - rent "The Falcon and the Snownman" if you've never seen it before.
dmeyer said on 20/Mar/07
i think he was easy 6 ft 1 15 years ago
glenn said on 19/Mar/07
ive seen look as big as 6-2.he is rumored to be 5-11 and wears lifts.
misha said on 18/Mar/07
Also from "Rich Man - Poor Man" is an intense scene where Ed Asner as Nolte's tyrannical father storms into the bedroom where Nick is playing being high school-aged and is making a ruckus when he's supposed to be asleep. Asner strides over to him and slaps his face hard. Nolte pauses, contemplating retaliation and Asner snarls "Lift a hand to me and I'll break your arm." Nolte is in his bare feet and is really not much taller than the 5'7" Asner.
misha said on 16/Mar/07
I have always suspected Nolte, whom I'm liked since "Rich Man - Poor Man", of wearing lifts. In RMPM, one observes the "before stardom" phenomenon - Nick is humiliated in a sparring session by the taller, quicker George Maharis, who plays an up-and-coming mob-financed boxer. Later Nick gets to rearrange the guy's face in a seedy motel room brawl, but the point is Maharis had no more than eight inches on Judy Garland appearing on her show back in the Route 66 days, and she must have been wearing heels, as she was all of 4'11", a height never questioned by anyone.

All this stayed with me as I watched Nolte pull a Brad Pitt - he'd already gotten suspiciously taller even by "48 Hrs." (1982) being way more above Eddie Murphy than he should have been. As I said I like Notle, but have been meaning to do a little corrective surgery on his height - he is one of these actors with whom one simply must take advanced footwear into consideration. "Prince of the Tides" has him barefoot after an opening flashback, and surrounded by his little daughters, who giganticize him, it's still clear we're not looking at a six-foot tall man.
Austrian said on 25/Feb/07
is it me or do him and Gary Busey look almost like identical twins?
Anonymous said on 12/Feb/07
he looked very tall in U-Turn... 6-2?
S.J said on 9/Feb/07
IN the Movie Nightwatch He was Shorter then 6,1 1/2 or 6,2 (around there) John C Reilly
+ the Guy is Like 60 Years old maybe his peak height Was 6,2 or Something above or under 6,2
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/06
looking the same height as 185cm Jeff Bridges:
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Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
He probably wears lifts. I saw a movie with him and Gene Hackman and Nolte looked taller to my surprise. However, he looked shorter than Travolta in Red thin line and Travolta looked a couple of inches shorter than Hackman in another film. Tricky situations. Height is a mystery. Lifts too.
Frank2 said on 26/May/06
Nolte is most definitely 6' tall.
Glenn said on 26/May/06
He's a tricky guy.I saw him in the flesh look near 6-3! but I heard he was 5-11 and wore lifts.
Mikex said on 20/Apr/06
I've read he comes from a very tall family. His sister is 6'4'' and he's got uncles who are like 6'7''. The usual height given for him is 6'1'' which in his prime seems accurate. He was not a small guy.
Glenn said on 2/Apr/06
Correct,but Ive saw 6-3 alot.I know he isnt.alot of lifts rumors and 5-11 with that guy.
Frank2 said on 1/Apr/06
I used to see Nick on the lot when he was acting in Rich Man, Poor Man. He was about an inch taller than me back then so I'd say he was never more than 6'.
Gonzalo said on 31/Mar/06
He looks 6`1
phil said on 12/Feb/06
I work part-time as an actor and I did a scene with Nolte where we were standing beside each other for a good 20 minutes. We both had regular shoes on and he is 6' tall.
dano04 said on 4/Feb/06
Nqolte was about 6'5 in Q & A with some huge lifts he had made for the character he played..
Mysterio said on 3/Mar/05
He's 6'0" at age 61, he was easily 6'1" at his peak height if not taller. He also looked pretty tall/built in Three Fugitives which was about 16 years ago.

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