How tall is Tom Baker

Tom Baker's Height

6ft 3in (191 cm)

British actor best known for playing The Fourth Doctor in long-running BBC science-fiction show Doctor Who. In film he can be seen in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
[Doctor Who] is one job people remember me for and it would be stupid of me to get irate about because it is fact of life. It would be like me complaining that I'm going grey or that I'm six foot three. It's something I have to live with. - Eye Of Horus interview, 1982

How tall is Tom Baker
5ft 8 Rob and Tom @ Collectormania, 2007

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Mike said on 18/Jul/16
This guy isn't really in anything nowadays, but looks closer to 6ft 1 now...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/16
Rob, why did you take away the current height?

For a second I thought he had died!
Mark: said on 17/Jan/16
Tom Baker was 6'3, just half an inch of 6'4.
Craig said on 2/Dec/15
Tom was never 6'5, but he was about 6'3 at his peak in his 40's when he was on 'Doctor Who' in the 1970's. You can see that he was about the same height as Ian Cuthbertson, who was about 6'3-6'4.

Now that Tom Baker is in his 80's, he has probably lost a couple of inches. He also has a bad leg and walks with a cane now, so he sometimes stoops a bit.
Jim Hopper said on 1/Aug/15
6-3" peak imo. Now perhaps 6-1" ish.
modeus said on 7/Jun/15
6 ft 5 is laughable
Oanh said on 30/May/15
JPDB says on 6/Mar/15
i'm sure in his day, tom was about 6'5". i think he's lost a couple of inches since then. he was the tallest doctor, i'm sure of it. he was at least 2 inches taller than jon pertwee.

No, Tom wasn't that tall. I think Rob has it correct for his peak and current height.
Joel12 said on 15/Apr/15
looks like 187cm today
120 said on 22/Mar/15
Were there 2 photographers taking the same shoot or was it just two takes?
[Editor Rob: it is the same photographer shooting a landscape and then portrait...]
JPDB said on 6/Mar/15
i'm sure in his day, tom was about 6'5". i think he's lost a couple of inches since then. he was the tallest doctor, i'm sure of it. he was at least 2 inches taller than jon pertwee.
Mike said on 22/Dec/14
Today: 6ft 1.5in 187 cm
Peak: 6ft 2.75-3in 190-191 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
He seems to be carrying a lot of baggage these days and he is 80.

Rob, could Tom have shed another fraction since you're last meeting?
[Editor Rob: doesn't he have a stick nowadays, I'm sure he's lost a cm since 3-4 years ago as he got nearer to 80.]
Emil 182.5 cm said on 18/Aug/14
Overweight and a horrible posture these days.. 6'3.peak is more than likely
Sam said on 7/Aug/14
So, I guess he would be the tallest Doctor if Jon Pertwee was really half an inch under him.
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
In the underrated anthology Vault of Horror (or Tales from the Crypt 2), he looks similar or a smidge taller than Daniel Massey and Curd Jurgens, both 6'3". He also looked not much shorter than 6'5" John Philip Law in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, although I don't know if his big hair made Baker give more of a 6'4"ish look in these movies.
James B said on 16/Mar/14
6'2.5 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
Solid 189cm peak, maybe 190cm. Not as sold on the full 6ft3.
Probably weak 6ft2 range now
Kyuss said on 30/Nov/13
yeah Id say matt was on some sorta height box because when you see full bodies on screen they use matt closer to camera giving him a boost by the angle. Toms around 6-2" or 6-1.5 now imo min.
tom said on 30/Nov/13
In the dr who episode I believe matt was on a small lift platform to correct his height to be same as toms.
davezz5 said on 28/Nov/13
to be fair tom baker seems to be wearing flat shoes,Matt smith sporting pretty big boots.
miko said on 25/Nov/13
Saying that Rob, here in good posture it does look like he might be able to stretch out a bit more than 6'1...

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[Editor Rob: with some older men they can carry themselves lower at times and seem shorter, but might still be tall - I haven't seen Tom for a few years now. Colin Baker is now at the stage of being nearer 5ft 11 at age 70.]
Rhonda said on 23/Nov/13
On the 50th anniversary episode an inch taller than Matt Smith.
miko said on 23/Nov/13
Looked a flat 6'1 on Dr Who with Matt Smith.
[Editor Rob: almost 80 years old now, he's probably nearer 6ft 1 today yeah, although he's looking a bit more frailer.]
Sam said on 6/Nov/13
He definitely looked at least a solid 6'3" next to 6'5" John Philip Law in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
[Editor Rob: With John Cleese you could argue he's a weak 6ft 3.]
Prince of Darkness said on 16/Oct/13
With regard to Elisabeth Sladen, I saw an interview in which she mentioned being 5ft 4.
Gracie2345 said on 20/Apr/13
Just wondering does anybody know the height and weight of elisabeth sladen??
[Editor Rob: I met her and saw her she looked about 5ft 3ish, but for a photo she sat down...I understood why as she was ill at the time and 6 months later she passed.]
Arch Stanton said on 2/Apr/13
Put his head in the top pic on the body of Ian Whyte and you have the Jolly Green Giant!!
Steve said on 4/Jan/13
Keep in mind, in the second picture, his shoulders aren't even. He's leaning a bit, so that's going to make him look a little bit shorter than he actually is. I'd go mainly by the first picture. I'd agree he's probably about 6'3"
Trent said on 2/Nov/12
I think having a big head really contributes towards his appearance of enormity. He looks around 6'2 in those pics. His 6'3 peak is certainly possible. Maybe he was even more.
TNTinFL said on 12/Oct/12
Great pic!

And he has actually aged very well. Other than the white hair, he still looks like the charismatic Doctor Who I knew and loved back when I was a kid! :-)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/12
He looks 186-187cm max in both pictures. Probably a solid 6ft2 at peak as opposed to 6ft3
Shaun said on 27/Sep/12
If this guy was a good 8 inches taller he'd be perfect for playing the Jolly Green Giant!
LG69 said on 11/Sep/12
In the top picture, Tom looks at least 6'2"...possibly 6'3". The bottom photo makes him look 6'1".
Len said on 19/Aug/12
Holy crap. I had no idea he was this tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Max 6ft2 now. It's pretty obvious judging by those pics that he's down from his peak by at least 1in. Aswell was he 6ft3 in his prime?
ramiz said on 31/Jan/12
minimum 6'2 now.tall men
fricanman said on 13/Jan/12
Wow! Just picked this up on random shots. Always had him tall - but he is massive! Look at that frame, big guy all round! Biggest Dr Who? By miles would be my guess.
Tman said on 7/Nov/11
Rob his head :0
Tom101 said on 10/Sep/11
Met tom in manchester england,i'm about 6ft2.5,he seemed very much the same height as me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/11
I for once agree with Hansen...
186-187cm nowadays
Hansen said on 21/Jul/11
at peak looks a good 6ft2.5
Hansen said on 19/Jul/11
much likely push down his hair next to rob he is about the mark at 186.5cm. so 6ft1.5
Lenad is sexy said on 6/Jun/11
probably 6'2ish today.
James said on 3/Jun/11
defo 6'1.5 today

rob do you think a weaker 6'3 is possible for his peak?
dmeyer said on 27/May/11
considering converse he looks 6 ft 1 1.5 range did he look full 6 ft 2 in person rob pretty tall guy anyway

[Editor Rob: I think he was near 6ft 2 but then he could be 6ft 1.5]
James said on 21/May/11
He might have been 6'3 although there is a very good chance at his peak he could have been slightly under it?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/11
Strong 6"1/Weak 6"2 nowadays
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/11
I reckon he was close to 6'3 in his prime. Nowadays hes 6'2 at best
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/11
Yeah he's 186-187cm today
Lenad is sexy said on 25/Apr/11
6'2 max nowadays. Maybe closer to 6'3 in his younger days
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/11
187cm at best nowadays
James said on 11/Apr/11
Actually looking at the new pic if rob shaved his head i would agree that toms eye level looks about 1cm of over robs head so 186cm and maybe 187cm in the older photo?
to James said on 8/Apr/11
hair can make people look taller but it doesnt change the looking at the pics,i mean if we are comparing him with rob then we should look at the top of robs head not toms and where robs top ends is the defining place of toms height which means that he is really 6'2 because robs top is 1 inch lower than his eye lewel.
Matt said on 8/Apr/11
probably 6ft 1 ish
James said on 1/Mar/11
His hair in the new pic might give him the illusion of looking 6'2 though since it adds 1 inch to his height.

Anyway today 6'1
peak strong 6'2
Chameleon said on 27/Feb/11
I agree, looks about 185/186 now
James said on 22/Feb/11
In the double shot with rob appears no bigger than 6'1 (185cm) in the older pic looks 186cm or 187cm.

And juding from Mr.V's video 6'3 looked a stretch for his peak.

I think 6'2.25 (189cm) Peak
6'1 (185cm) today
Mr.V said on 7/Dec/10
Here's a clip where Tom appears next to 6'4 Iain Cuthbertson :

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Cuthbertson is usually closer to the camera but I would say he has likely a couple of inches on Tom . Just look at them from 1:46 on . Cuthbertson was listed at 6'4 by his agency and some obituaries gave him at the same height last year . I think Tom was probably closer to 6'2 but could easily look 6'3 + with his big hair .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
6"1.25(186cm) now
Newt said on 31/Oct/10
He has a tall head, would guess he's 6'1.5. You can't base a verdict on something like "where the top of robs heaad is compared to x", some people have bigger heads than others.
James said on 26/Oct/10
Not as low as 6'1 flat but I think he's a weak 6'2 guy nowadays.
James said on 26/Oct/10
Not as low as 6'1 flat but I think he's a weak 6'2 guy nowadays.
Bill said on 4/Jan/07
In his autobiography he said that his years as a monk in the monastery gave him a permanent stoop (praying, being humble not standing out et.c) so perhaps he could have been taller than 6-3.
Editor Rob said on 30/Nov/06
Seen him recently and in his latter years still pretty tall guy.

Actually feel a bit sorry for the other 1984-6 doctor, his namesake, Colin Baker. Whilst Tom had loads of folk getting his auto (he was after all one of the best), Colin sits there twiddling his thumbs...

Speaking of Who, in uk still pulls in decent numbers, like 8 million viewers.
TNTinCA said on 27/Feb/06
Agree with the height and I agree with Richard's assertion. Tom Baker was, hands down, the best of all the Doctor's.

Incidentally, I just heard that the SciFi channel is bringing back Doctor Who into a regular television series. If they do as good a job as they did with Battlestar Galactica, us 'Who Heads' might be in for a treat. :-)
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Feb/06
1982 Eye of Horus interview: "I'm six foot three"
Richard said on 16/Feb/06
I think he looks this height, very accurate listing.
This might be besides the point but I consider him to be the greatest Dr.Who ever.

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