William Atherton's Height
5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Ghostbusters, Die Hard, The Sugarland Express, Real Genius, Biodome and The Hindenburg. This photo is from a Collectormania event in 2014.
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.92in (182.7cm)
Current: 5ft 11.25in (181cm)
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jul/16
Max 5'11 so a decent enough 180er.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Gary said on 27/Mar/16
Strange i always thought he was 6ft2 in his prime. He had this figure about him that made him look taller.
Matt said on 6/Feb/16
He looked slightly taller than Val Kilmer in 'Real Genius' 1985.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/16
He was definitely taller than Bruce Willis in Die Hard...at least 6ft peak
Johno said on 3/Feb/16
Around 5'10.5 there, maybe 5'10.75.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/15
Not much shorter than Bill Murray in Ghostbusters.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/14
Really did look 184-185cm range in Ghostbusters, Die Hard and Bio-Dome
Judd said on 8/Oct/14
yeah in ghostbusters he was like 1" below a honest 6'1" Bill Murray.
6'0" peak is a certainty...
Sam said on 15/Sep/14
Agreed, he was in a bunch of quality movies in the 70s and 80s, they might be worth another look to re-examine & uplist his peak height. I wouldn't go below 6'0.5" for peak listing personally.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Sep/14
@Sam for sure, he looked near 6'2" in The Sugerland Express!! Reminded me of Kris Marshall in that film. Looked taller than 6 ft.
the shredder said on 4/Jul/14
He looked between 6'0 and 6'1 going by The Ghost Busters.
Alex 6'0 said on 1/Jul/14
Rob, longer forehead he has. Eye level looks a good 5 inches from top of his head Id say
said on 1/Jul/14
No good height shots online with Atherton and the Ghostbusters, but I thought he was the same range as Akyroyd and Murray in that.
[Editor Rob: I think he was shorter than Murray, he certainly looked a few inches smaller than harold ramis.]
Rhonda said on 30/Jun/14
Looks a flat 5ft11, big hair.
richkid123 said on 27/Jun/14
The guy used to be my neighbor. I never thought he a very tall guy, but he was bigger than the average man.
Sam said on 26/Jun/14
I thought this guy was 6'1" to 6'2" from his 70s and 80s films, are you sure he wasn't at less a little over the six foot mark at one point? He's obviously slouching and looks even under 5'11.5", Rob's dropping a little too.
iyolo said on 26/Jun/14
I wonder if he was closer to 6.1 ft
french guy said on 26/Jun/14
i look taller than than when i stand next to a tape measure, he looks more 5'11
Hypado said on 25/Jun/14
Yes, 5ft 11.5in (182 cm) NOW
Splashman said on 25/Jun/14
Seems more 5'11 to me.
the shredder said on 25/Jun/14
I have to say it , Peck does not seem like a " Dick " ;) . This height seems right on.
Splinter Cell said on 25/Jun/14
Rob is there a way to prevent height loss? my friend has stopped growing at 183cm and he doesn't ever want to dip below 183 , unless hes like 80 or something, he loves being 6 and doesnt ever want to lose it lol