How tall was Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in The Godfather and as Detective Sgt. Phil Fish in TV series Barney Miller and it's spin-off, Fish. On his resume he listed himself "Height......6 feet" and "Weight.....180".

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Average Guess (1 Votes)
6ft 0.5in (184.2cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
He looks substantially taller than Brando, Caan, Duvall and Cazale

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
6ft4 looked believable to me at first because he was easily the tallest guy in The Godfather after from 6ft6 Lenny Montana. No one really knew short that cast was though.

6ft1 peak, Rob?
Editor Rob: need to see him again in 70's stuff to remind how he looked.
MJKoP said on 9/Feb/16
He has passed, so is it time to give him his peak height again...Rob?
Editor Rob: yes, everybody who passes on regains their peak height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jan/15
Those idiots on "you know what dot com" had him at 6ft6
Greg said on 1/Sep/14
I think Abe would have been around 6' ish at young, peak height. There's an interesting set of production stills where he's standing next to Gene Hackman in the Copola movie "The Conversation" and looks maybe 2" shorter Click Here
avi said on 21/Mar/14
Never over 6'0
Arch Stanton said on 18/Mar/14
Yeah 6'5 is crazy. He looked a similar sort of height to peak Bruce Dern in The Godfather proportionally didn't he.
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
Weird that he was once listed at 6'5". He does looks taller than average in The Godfather but was probably close to 6'1". Could you add credits like The Godfather Part I and II, Look Who's Talking (an equal cinematic masterpiece ;=))and Barney Miller?
Lebensdorf said on 10/Jun/12
I saw him on the street recently in NY. He seemed like a formerly tall man. Isn't in his 90s now? From the general size of his body, you could tell he was about 6'1" in his youth, even with that perpetual hunch. I'd say 5'10" now, yeah.
linke said on 14/May/11
lost lot of height,today he's 90,closer to 5'9 but due to the hunch he looks even's a pic with kim fields who must be 5'3 tops with heels on.

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linke said on 19/Jan/11
rob how tall is he these days.Seemed 5'10-10.5 in 97 movie good burger.

[Editor Rob: he's still alive?]
Spence said on 16/Jan/11
Looks 6'2 in the godfather
PatB said on 26/Dec/10
Abe Vigoda is an excellent example of how men (and women) lose height. You don't start with perfect Duke of Windsor ram rod straight posture and then just become a minature version of yourself as the years go by. No, not at all. Your posture changes. Your back curves more and your neck curves more. Instead of your head sitting right on top of your neck, it pitches forward and then bends up again. Alan Simpson the former US Senator who used to be 6'7" shows this phenomenon very clearly. So does Abe Vigoda. His head sits well in front of his shoulders. However tall he is today he was taller yet when he could still stand up straight.
linke said on 3/Nov/10
rob,how tall is he these days,i saw good burger which came out in 97,he seemed 5'10 in the movie.
Brian said on 22/Feb/09
He was 6ft2 at his peak. Besides Marlon Brando in the godfather you can see a difference of at least 10 cm.
Hugh said on 4/Nov/08
A good 6ft2 at his peak and 6ft nowadays.
G-MANN said on 30/Sep/08
Abe Vigoda is actually Russian Jewish, not Italian.
Polpot said on 24/Sep/08
And by the way, I've seen posts were they talk about abe vigoda's luca brazi character in the godfather, that's where the 6'6 comes from...vigoda wasn't brazi in godfather, he was Tessio. Brazi was lenny montana, and he was 6'6; thats were the mixup is from
Polpot said on 24/Sep/08
Posture makes this guy look much taller than he is. You can observe a similar effect with Stewart in Vertigo - he looks much taller than 6'3" because of his weight, movement, and suit. In NY NY, they'll tell you this guy is 5'11, he may be less now but he was never taller.
Anonymous -15 said on 30/Jul/08
Looked a solid 6' 1" in The Godfather even with his poor posture , peak height probably a bit more than 184cm.
Brad said on 18/Jul/08
Imagine waiting around to meet Abe Vigoda. Classic Glenn and "Vigoda boots", don't leave home without them. Older Italians from New York are crabby bastads. Abe needs shorter pants. That Italian hand jesture means "I'm warnin' ya".
AshnarLynx said on 30/Nov/07
This guy looked tall in Godfather films. Are you sure about his peak height?
Anthony said on 4/Aug/06
IMDB has him at 6'4. Proof that they're idiots. I personally always saw Vigoda as 6'1 in his younger years, possibly 6'2.

[Editor Rob: he has shrunk, looks like dowager's hump in his old age, not 6 inches mind you...still, it could be worse, at one time described 6ft 6!]
Glenn said on 30/Jun/06
He said something along the lines of "Im just walking,Id rather not".he was alright.not mean.
Anshelm said on 17/Feb/06
Well, here's a guy with inconsistant height reports. I've seen 6'6"/198 cm and 6'4"/193 cm for instance. Interestingly, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, there once was a Christmas sketch where he was used in a Christmas tree like manner, and he was referred to as "Six foot tall Abe Vigoda". Certainly some of the extras were taller than him – some of them considerably – making reports of 190+ cm VERY hard to believe.
Glenn said on 4/Feb/06
he wasnt that bad.he just told me he would rather you can see,he didnt look to tall.I heard 6-6! this pic was 1994.
Mario said on 29/Jan/06
Damm he has lost 5 to 6 inches!
In The Godfather he looked 6 ft 2 to me.

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