Scott Bakula's Height
5ft 11.75in (182 cm)
American Actor best known for playing Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek Enterprise and Dr Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and Chuck. I read him saying "I'm 6 feet tall"
in a 1991 Kansas City Star. This photo is from a London Film Convention in 2009.
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 11.08in (180.5cm)
berta said on 10/Mar/17
i remmeber in chuck that i thoung there was almost 10 cm beetween him and zachary. maybe he is couple mm under the listing? like 181,5?
said on 12/Feb/17
Rob, this 182cm listing is terrible. He is nowhere near it. Whats he point downgrading a quarter of an inch? Just to be nice?
Editor Rob: Scott in his early 60's might look about 181cm, but back in something like Enterprise, he looked nearer 182 I thought.
SC said on 4/Feb/17
He looks 5'11.25
Sarah said on 18/Oct/16
184.3cm (Night) said on 3/Apr/16
Only looks 5'10.5" in this pic but he is dropping height. Anywhere in the 5'11" range i think is good for him.
S.J.H said on 29/Oct/15
5'10.25 with a slight slouch with rob. I believe Scott Bakula was more like 5'11.25 at peak and 5'11 nowadays. He never look a solid 6foot or nearly 6 foot. At most he could be 5'11.5 peak but rare chances
511-6" guy said on 29/Aug/15
Jared is right, there are some disproportionate people with either long legs, short torso, long torso, short legs. Some other with even shoulder with someone else but a huge head and long neck, some long neck small head, or big head, small neck. Some with short arms or smaller wingspan. So as you can see, height can vary like Jared the genius mentioned. Rob has youtube videos where he even shows how height loss occurs in the evening after doing daily activities. Those are cool vids Rob.
Lorne??? said on 27/May/15
Danny Pino was clearly taller than him in SCU, though Bakula's posture wasn't perfect. Also, when in Equal footwear, Pino is certainly taller than Ice T.
My point being that Danny Pino is clearly over 5'11; He's not a full 6 feet, mind you, but maybe 182.
Bakula has clearly lost height, today(from what I've seen) he likely isn't much over 5'11. I don't think he was ever a big 6 footer, but 5'11.5-75 is certainly believable.
Josh b said on 4/Apr/15
Looked more than a little shorter than Mark Harmon in ncis, as a side note I still think weatherly is taller than Murray if only by a little bit.
CDS said on 24/Feb/15
In a 1987 TV movie, Bakula looked a hair shorter than 5'11" John Ritter. Ritter may have had lifts on, plus he was standing up straight while Bakula was kind of slouching off to the side. But I really don't think Bakula was ever a full 6' barefeet. I'll give him 5'11-5'11.5". On TV's "Enterprise", he looked barely taller than Connor Trinneer, who I'd guestimate at about 5'10.5". And more recently, on an episode of "Law and Order: SVU", he looked dead even with 5'11" Danny Pino.
1.89m said on 24/Nov/14
Close to 6ft prime defo
Jared said on 27/Oct/14
I think people really overestimate inches. Many say "he barely looks taller than you" but don't understand that 3 inches different is indeed "barelly looks taller" is they expect massive height difference or being dwarfed, that happens with a 8 inches difference and more. Many would benefit from taking a tape right now and looking how little 3 inches are. They would stop acting as if 1 inch shorter is supposed to translate in "looking extremely shorter" when 1 and sometimes even 2 inches are barely noticeable in real life.
Oanh said on 26/Oct/14
I'm seeing 5'11" max.
chad said on 14/Oct/14
Looks slightly shorter than 6' mark harmon on ncis. 5'11.5 is probably about right for him .
Nam said on 3/Oct/14
The average man (not a giant not a dwarf) has a distance between the verticle center of his eye and the upper lip of 3-3.5". Given that your eye center is just above the bottom of his nose I'd estimate that your eye center is about 3/4" above his upper lip thus his eye center is ~2.25-2.75" above yours. Therefore I'd conclude that he is between 5'10.25"-5'10.75 " or not to be too anal between 5'10-5'11.
Also in the many roles he's played he never was very imposing and while not a shorty he seems to be in that range.
delvin said on 26/Sep/14
mike said on 5/Jun/14
Rob, around 179-181 today and 181-183 peak.
said on 23/Apr/14
Looks 182 cm range here. It's probably because of posture that he can appear nearer 5'11, but I agree he likely clears it by a bit.
Andrea said on 26/Mar/14
In Chuck he looks barely 5'11, but he has terrible posture in some scenes (don't know why)... In this pic too, he doesnt look a big 182 guy... But if Rob says he's near that mark in person, i'm gonna trust him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
Ok I can see 5ft11.5/182cm as his lowest. He's dropping a good inch. Without a doubt, he looks like he'd be slightly taller than someone like Dean Cain who also claims 6ft but doesn't look near it.
said on 11/Dec/13
Rob, what are the chances that this guy might just be 5ft11 nowadays?
Looks 5ft10.5/179cm with you
[Editor Rob: I still think he clears 5ft 11 at his tallest.]
cole said on 21/Nov/13
181-182 cm range is believable. But I'd put him at 5'11.5 instead of 5'11.75, to leave some room for the possibility of 181 cm.
Wilmehina said on 19/Nov/13
He's not 6' tall. I had a picture taken with him and I'm a solid 6'. I slipped off my shoes, he was wearing thick soled running shoes and I was still at least an inch over him. He looked up at me and said, "My, you're a tall one, aren't you?"
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 26/Oct/13
his lips should be at least over your eyes Rob.
Gooner Chris said on 21/Oct/13
Looked an inch or 2 shorter than Matt Damon in ...'Candelabra' but 5'10 Damon was wearing crazy huge lifts next to Bakula in flip flops... 5'11 for Bakula, for me, Rob...
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
No way 5'10. Thats at least 3 inches between them, then accounting for his slight drop in posture hes at least 5'11.5.
Rob has him about right.
roy said on 3/Oct/13
looks more like a solid 5'10, not only in the pic but in other situations too....179cn is the highest I can imagine for him
Rhonda said on 17/Jul/13
I can see near 6ft, he's not fully stretched out and we do measure ourselves stretched out when we get measured, people need to remember that. So 182 is right in my opinion.
paul said on 9/Jul/13
no way this guy is over 5'11, i see 179-180 max for this guy - nothing near 6'0
Rey said on 4/Jul/13
How about site called. Stand as tall as you can. The numbers would change.
You heard it first from the King.
Jax said on 2/Jul/13
you sure rob?...he barely looks taller than you ...looks 5'10.5ish to me
Al89 said on 13/Jun/13
Looks same as Damon in Behind the Candelabra
said on 12/Jun/13
Rob, i admit i've seen nothing of this guy. But i've seen some pics of him with Zachary Levi. You agree that he looks a weak 5'11 tops next to him in these photos?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 at times, like there, but at his peak I think near 6ft isn't hard to believe, he still looked taller than flat 5ft 11 walking about that event I saw him at.]
Lorne said on 22/May/13
182 is spot on. I will say that Hensen Ackles defiantly is taller in his pic!!!
said on 28/Apr/13
Rob he looks like a shrimp next to Zachary Levi who always wears thin footwear and he is a notorious sloucher.Only 3.5" between them? And he looks same height with Brian Austin Green who had less footwear than you and he is listed 5'11" flat.
[Editor Rob: he looked taller than Brian in person]
Elijah said on 11/Mar/13
Might be the shortest 182cm on here. 180 MAX.
Peyman-6ft said on 12/Feb/13
I am really taller than that next to a solid 5'8'' guy , I see a 2.5-3 inches difference .
182 would be generous IMO
Joey said on 11/Jan/13
I dont see a 9cm difference ... he looks kinda 5'10 area in the photo...so I'll go with 179cm now and 180cm when he was young
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
i don't see a 182 cm here no way. the guy is max 180.5
rob89 said on 30/Dec/12
He can look barely 5'11 a lot, even a bit under at times like here with rob (IMO at least). In Enterprise he looked most of the time virtually indistinguishable in height to a weak 5'11 Trinneer. I suspect loose posture is the main reason for him appearing shorter at times, as well as a pretty low eye-level/long forehead. When he straightens up however, i do believe he hovers around 5'11.5", or somewhere between 181-182 cm.
Aragorn 5'11 said on 28/Dec/12
If he were to stand straight up then he'd barely be a weak 5'11. While slouching 5'10.25 or just 5'10 flat.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/12
Looks 5ft11(180cm) tops with Rob
Johnnyfive said on 15/Dec/12
I think he's 5'11 (180 cms) even accounting for his slight slouch.
Sam said on 10/Dec/12
Probably 5-11 peak, now just about 5-10
Johnnyfive said on 5/Dec/12
5'10.75 is more accurate
thc-182 said on 4/Dec/12
omg he looks short in desperate housewives, i thought he was 5'8"
but he is probably a legit 5'11, 182 is a bit exaggerated
Josh B said on 29/Nov/12
179cm looks closer unless he dropped a bit of height.
UKguy said on 29/Nov/12
He may have been 182 in his prime but he is looking 180 now nothing more
Jason said on 19/Sep/12
I was photographed with him at a convention photo op standing on perfectly flat ground. I had a half inch footwear advantage and I stood about half an inch taller. I'm 180 on the dot barefoot.
Russ01 said on 18/Sep/12
Never looked like a 6 footer to me. 5'10-5'11 is about right.
LG69 said on 13/Sep/12
If he's 5'11.75...he can easily get away with 6'0. I personally thought he was 5'11" flat.
avi said on 4/Aug/12
Jons01 said on 28/Jan/12
Scott is often listed as 6' When I met him, he said that he was 6' and then indicated that he was very, very close to that.
steven said on 19/Jan/12
tragic.. he only look 5'10 with recently 5'11 looking ron pearlman.
LAN Jiao said on 26/Oct/11
He don look 6'0 now. More like a 5'11.25 guy.
Candyman said on 25/Jun/11
Remember watching Quantum Leap as a kid and wanting to be his height. Always thought if I could just get to 6' that would be great.
Adam Brennon said on 6/Sep/07
He is the tallest of the 'Enterprise' crew I believe.
RICHARD said on 19/Jun/07
Looks like a solid 6 footer. He DID however look 5'11 in one episode of Quantam Leap,but whatever this is accurate
Seb said on 17/Jun/07
If you watch the five seasons of "Leap" Stockwell seems to get closer in height to Bakula as you get to the end. At the same time you very rarely see fullbody shots of them - there's no need because "Al" is only a hologram. Scott perhaps a bit shy of 6ft. They make a great combination, though, because talent is not measured by bone length!
RobertJ said on 29/Apr/07
Now here's a guy whose legit 6 feet. You never see photos of him looking 5'9'' or 5'10 or people saying he looked short in public. But for guys like Jake G, his height fluctuates because he isn't really 6 feet.
Joe said on 12/Nov/06
There are scenes in Quantum Leap where Bakula and Stockwell are standing right beside each other, you can see their footwear and Bakula doesn't appear 6" taller than 5'6 Stockwell.
Editor Rob said on 7/Sep/06
1991 Kansas City Star: "I'm 6 feet tall"
Trish said on 30/Jul/06
Met Scott on the opening night of Shenandoah. He is quite tall but very accomodating to those of lesser height. He makes others feel as grand as he it.
John said on 27/Apr/05
I noticed that on Star Trek Enterprise Bakula always seems the same height as Connor Trinneer (178cm) with the same starfleet shoes on.
[Editor Rob: yeah, there really isn't much difference between them, maybe 1/2 inch at most...]
Smoke said on 18/Mar/05
Definately looks a strong 6'0" on Enterprise where he dwarfs 5'7" (we all know she's not) Jolene Blalock. It's actually Bakula that tells us how Blalock's height listing is false, it truely is due to her fab bod that Jolene was able to get into modelling because 5'5" is WAY too short for most modelling agencies. Again definately looks like an accurate listing.