How tall was Adam West

Adam West's Height

6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)

American Actor, best remembered for starring in original Batman TV series. On the biography channel site it said, "According to the comic books, Batman/Bruce Wayne is 6'2". Of all the actors to play Batman, Adam West is the only actor who stood the same height".

Adam West 1989 crop 2

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
6ft 1.78in (187.4cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/18
187cm lowest peak
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 27/Aug/18
I think 187cm peak. I could buy a full 6'2, but definitely not more.
Some Guy said on 17/Jun/18
It's funny how average he seems in Batman as literally most male actors on the set towered over him. Those guys were giants!
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 26/Jan/18
187cm is very likely.

Was btw he died.
Bobby said on 29/Aug/17
Always read that Adam West was 6'2, had no reason to doubt this.
Jordan87 said on 19/Jul/17
Shredder,

I read Adam West was 196 lbs in the mid 1960's.
Shredder said on 24/Jun/17
Rob , what would you guess his weight during Batman?
Editor Rob: under 200 pounds, but how much? Maybe not a lot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/17
Rob, is 6ft1¾ possible?



I think he was near 6ft2
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jun/17
I've only just found out that Adam is no longer with us. So sad to hear this. My thoughts are for his family and friends. Terrific career, this man certainly made his mark.

RIP Adam xxx
light knight said on 11/Jun/17
He was taller than life.
Dan said on 11/Jun/17
Dietmar...while I agree with you, the picture you linked does not show their feet positioning and the ground seems to be uneven, so I don't think it is too helpful here.
Dan said on 11/Jun/17
Shadow2 said it best. At least 5 inches shorter than Alan Napier, who was 6'5.5". Without shoes, I'm not even sure I'd put West at a solid 6'1" at his peak.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 10/Jun/17
Weak 6"2 in his youth, just over 6" in recent times. RIP Mayer of Quohog.
Willes188 said on 10/Jun/17
Roger Moore, Roger Smith and Adam West all looked very similar... They all lived a long life

RIP
Whatdidthehandsaytotheface said on 10/Jun/17
RIP Batman!
Paul said on 10/Jun/17
RIP. A weak 6'2 for him at his peak, around 5'11 in old age.
Sammy Derrick said on 10/Jun/17
Rest In Peace Adam West...whether 5'2 or 6'2 he helped make Batman an international icon.
Born:September 19 1928
Died:June 9 2017
MaxB said on 31/May/17
Looked much shorter in The Big Bang Theory - hard to judge, but would say between 5'10" and 5'11" (closer to the former). Rob, you should enable Peak and Current height for him.
GP said on 19/Mar/17
Today honestly he is 5'11.5 Met him and i am 5'10.5
Benjamin Fritz said on 8/Nov/16
Peak: 6'2

Today: 6'1 2/8

Mr Man,Omg yes!
Mr Man said on 27/Oct/16
Roger Moore
in that pic...anybody?
Jalen Gilmer said on 27/Oct/16
Peak: 6'2"

Now: 6'1.5"
MrTBlack said on 13/Jul/16
So at a hair above 6'2", Ben Affleck is the closet to Bruce Wayne's height!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jul/16
This works also
grizz said on 26/Apr/16
Majority seems to put West at 6'1,5. So, if Batman's height was taken from Adam West' height, that would mean that Batman is actually 6'1.5?
Editor Rob: I've been watching the show on and off recently and ultimately I think somewhere between 6ft 1 and 2 might be the best fit for him.
dietmar said on 17/Nov/15
Adam was peak 6'1". He was easily 2in shorter than 6'3" Pat Conway.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
187-188cm range peak.
Shadow2 said on 21/May/15
Adam was 6' 1" in "civies", 6' 2" in the Bat boots. As Bruce Wayne, Adam was noticeably five inches shorter than 6' 6" Alan Napier playing Alfred, but just four inches shorter than Alan while in costume as Batman. When Adam was a frequent actor at Warner Brothers in the late 50's and early 60's, he appeared in their TV show "77 Sunset Strip" and was the same height as the star, 6' 1" Roger Smith.
gp said on 9/May/15
Have any of you seen Adam's Bat boots in the series.They have a 1.5" heel.If he was 6'2 it woul make him close to 6'4 with the boots,but judging with the difference with Robin's height he looks 6'2 with them on.So he could be 6'1 or 6'.75 flat on feet
Wow said on 7/May/15
Peak height different from now, you should add that Rob..
gp said on 11/Apr/15
lewis Wilson was about 5'10.5 -5'11 he was about 2-2.5" shorter than William Austin who played Alfred and he is stated in a well known site as being 6'1. The Batman character had no official height given by the creators Bob Kane and Bill Fingers.It was given by Filmation productions in 1968 and they based it on Adam'West's height,first because they produced a sequal in cartoons to the live series which had ended earlier that year,and since it was based on the live series they used Adam West's specs to stay in concurrence with the character.Remember Lyle Wagonner 6'4 and many other actors different heights were auditioned,West was chosen not because of his height but his acting.So when one says that West was the only one that was Batman's height it actually is the opposite Batman was put at 6'2 becuae of West's popularity.True story.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G. Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer-6,0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is answer I got from the search engine and the second part is the height indicated in this website.The average height of Batman is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm).
Adam West is 6'2.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G. Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer-6,0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is answer I got from the search engine and the second part is the height indicated in this website.The average height of Batman is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm).
Lenad is sexy said on 31/Dec/13
187.2cm?
Lenad is sexy said on 30/Dec/13
right between 6'1 and 2 is perfect for adam west peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187cm)"
"Adam West's height is 6ft 0.25in (184cm)"
Lenad is sexy said on 8/Dec/13
Anything under 6'1 for a young adam west is a joke
GP said on 8/Nov/13
For all those that say that Adam West is the only Batman at 6'2 like DC COMICS
states it.Here is news for you :It's because DC took those stats off West.
West was the only popular screen Batman at the time and in the 1980'S DC took his stats to give to the character.Bob Kane's original stat would've been 5'9'' which were Keaton's,and this height was based on his own and that of Douglas Fairbanks (ZORRO).LEWIS WILSON the first screen Batman might've been between 5'9.5 to 5'11 this we know because William Austin Alfred was 6'1 he could've been 6' just and Wilson is at least 2 " shorter than Austin.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/13
He was a legit 187cm guy in his prime.
lenad is sexy said on 13/Apr/13
he looked a good 6 inches taller than Burt Ward. 6'1-6'2 range.
lenad is sexy said on 6/Apr/13
186-187cm peak
Connor 184cm said on 14/Dec/12
Rob what percentile is 6ft 1 and 6ft 2 in?
[Editor Rob: maybe near 85-90 percent]
Connor 184cm said on 9/Dec/12
Rob do you think he was and still is 6ft 2? he looked more 6ft 1 range to me
[Editor Rob: it is a possibility he was between 1 and 2]
Connor 184cm said on 8/Dec/12
Rob 6ft 2 is questionable for adam i think he was more likely to be 6ft 1.5 (186 cm) in the 1960s batman series he looked at least 5.5 inches taller than Burt ward who looked 5ft 8 now adam could be 5ft 11.75 or 6ft he needs a downgrade
Lenad is sexy said on 16/Nov/12
Regardless of the 6'2 claims, i still think he was closer to 6'1. I wouldnt go lower than that though
Yaspaa said on 6/Nov/12
Peak height - A touch more than it is now.
Shadow2 said on 13/Nov/11
Adam was 6'2" in his Bat Boots, just like George Reeves was in his Superman costume. But both of them were 6'1" guys. When Adam appears in Batman as Bruce Wayne with Alan Napier, there is a 5" difference, with 6'6" Alan towering over Adam. Just watch the videos.
lorne said on 21/Oct/11
This guy has lost a LOT of height. I just saw him on 30 rock, and he was no taller than Alec Baldwin!!! Granted, his posture is horrible(the man is 83 after all) which would certainly make him look shorter, but still, he couldn't have been more than an inch taller than Baldwin, and that's assuming he was losing a few cm from posture.

Now Baldwin did look an honest 5ft11.5in guy when he was younger, though could very well be shorter today. But if he is/was still 181-182cm range, then the max height for West would be 184cm. Otherwise, he could easily be in the 182-183cm range.

That said, I do think he was a legit 6ft2 in his prime, and definitely not much less than that.
Adam West's Height:
Peak height: 6ft2/188cm
Today:6ft(182.5-184 so anywhere between 5ft11.75-6ft0.5in)
GP said on 26/Sep/11
I met Adam West at the Ontreal Comic Con last week and he stands between
5`11 3/4 to 6` tall and Burt Ward is about 5`6 and I`m not exagerating.He must`ve been about 6`3/4 in his Batman days with footwear it made him 6`2.Un fortunately his agent didn`t want anyone taking photos,that sucked big time since he was the only reason I had gone there.
Lenad is sexy said on 2/Aug/11
i personally think he was between 6'1 and 6'2 during Batman. Looked it next to 5'7-5'8 Burt Ward
Cranberries (18m, 192cm dinnertime) said on 1/Jul/11
Alan is much closer to 5'8.5" than 5'10.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/11
Looks 185-186cm with Alan
the shredder said on 23/May/11
Rob , I found Burt Ward claiming 5'10 ... LOL
the shredder said on 14/May/11
Rob , can you add Burt Ward ?
the shredder said on 3/May/11
Rob , how tall does Burt Ward look next to him ? Burt is listed 5'8 on sites ... Do you think he is that tall ?

[Editor Rob: he could have been that mark.]
Shadow2 said on 21/Apr/11
Dick York had serious back problems, and eventually left "Bewitched" because of it, and other health issues. He was close to 6'1" early in his career in the 1950's, but nearer 6' as his back problems got worse. talltalez, did Adam do any scenes in "Bewitched" with David White, who was in the 6'1.5" to 6'2" range?
talltalez said on 4/Apr/11
watching the 1964 bewitched tv show episode "love is blind" (13th episode of series 1) where adam west plays a guy called kermit, he appears at least 1 inch taller than the 6-1 dick york in the scenes where they stand close to each other...
JAMES said on 27/Mar/11
IN 1989, HE CAME TO THE BATMAN PREMIERE IN AKRON, OHIO. HE WAS DRIVING A CHEVY THAT LOOKED LIKE THE BATMOBILE. I WAS ON THE CURB WAITING FOR HIM TO ARRIVE. HE GOT OUT AND STEPPED ON THE SIDEWALK RIGHT NEAR ME. I'M 5' 9" HE IS OR WAS ATLEAST 6' 2"
Lenad is sexy said on 27/Mar/11
id say he was more of a strong 6'1
PHL said on 27/Mar/11
guys, he dont really look a full 6'2 in batman. i saw like 5 episodes today, he looks more like 6'0.5, maybe 6'1. but he still looks tall anyway. he probably reaches 6'2'' with shoes ...
Shadow2 said on 30/Jan/11
Adam was born in 1928, so for him to be still his peak height is very unlikely. Can Alan tell us what sort of shoes Adam was wearing (maybe with lifts?).
J.J. said on 24/Jan/11
This is where Alan is looking a near 4" shorter so 6'2" for Adam is very accurate
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Dec/10
Looks 6"0.75(185cm) in the picture above.....
GP said on 16/Nov/10
Check this picture showing Adam with Lorenzo Lamas who's 6'1.5"
Adam is about 1" shorter.
Click Here
Gonzalo said on 15/Nov/10
He looks close to 1`88 in the pic posted with Alan
Shadow2 said on 12/Nov/10
Adam was 6'1". Have a look at his early TV and movie work at Warner Bros in the late 1950's and early 1960's and he was never 6'2" alongside other actors such as 6'1" Roger Smith. Similarly, in his later series "Robert Taylor's Detectives", you can see his real height alongside the other cast members. As Bruce Wayne in "Batman" he is 5" shorter than 6'6" Alan Napier, and an inch shorter than 6'2" Cesar Romero. But Adam as Batman was 6'2". I know one of the cast and they have assured me Adam was never 6'2" in real life. But close enough for all of us, his loyal fans!
James said on 10/Nov/10
6'1.5 (187cm) peak.
GP said on 9/Nov/10
I don't think that Adam was ever 6'2" barefoot.Probably with his Batboots on the tv series.He now stands between 5'11.75" / 6'.
He had appeared on Jay Leno and he and Leno were very close to the same height.
Leno is between 5'11"/5'11.5"
He's also in many Comic Con pics and stood near a friend of mine who's 6'2" and he's about 2 " shorter.
jtm said on 21/Oct/10
yeah 6'2 is correct.
Mike said on 25/Jun/09
Either Adam West is standing on something, or Alan is less than 5Ft10.5.
If someone does not believe me, please look back at the picture besides Robin Roberts in order to get prove.
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Jun/09
Okay how about a weak 6ft2 like 187-188cm peak and 6ft1 (185cm) flat nowadays and 186cm in the morning nowadays?
guyfrommars said on 16/May/09
He is the only actor ever to have the "Batman height", as Batman is decipted 6ft2 in the comics.
Anonymous said on 8/May/09
Looks 6ft0.5 next to 5ft10.5 Alan. I can see 6ft2 in the 60's, 70's and early 80's. Today I'd say he's 185-186cm now.
Lenad said on 19/Apr/09
A strong 6ft0 today and a strong 6ft1 at peak. 187cm max and 184cm min at peak. I think Glenn said that the shortest West could have been is 6'0.5 so 185-186cm at peak and 183-184cm today thats my opinion anyway
Doug said on 8/Mar/09
Adam West to me always looked a similar size to Roger Moore. I think 6'1.5" 187 peak more accurate.
Anonymous said on 28/Feb/09
He looked 5-6 inches shorter than Alan Napier (who played Alfred in Batman).Napier is listed as 6-6.
Lenad said on 6/Feb/09
Yeah it was a typing error. In additon I dont think West was 6ft2 but more in the 6ft1 range.
Hugh said on 17/Jan/09
Lenad, that makes absolutely no sense.
Lenad said on 28/Nov/08
A solid 186cm or a little more now and a solid 184cm or a little more now.
guyfrommars said on 11/Oct/08
He looked as tall as 6'2" Joseph Cotten in that infamous "Alexander the Great" pilot and they both towered over 5'9" Shatner (without his Captain Kirk-lifts) and 5'7" John Cassavetes.
Brad said on 5/Aug/08
6' 1" each time I've met him through the last 20 years. Can be a dick.
Daniel said on 19/Jul/08
Rob, can you please ban Mike, moondog and all those jerks that only make stupid comments? Adam West being only 5'9''? What a bullsh*t. I can't believe people pay attention to their stupid statements. People, please, just ignore them.
HellBoundPower said on 27/Jun/08
Looking at the pic where he's shorter than the woman that's 5'10", if you look behind them there are chairs. It's possible that he could just be sitting down, while she's standing up. Because there's NO WAY that he's 5'9". He's AT LEAST 6'1". I'm almost positive that he's sitting in that picture.
Mike said on 5/Jun/08
For people who do not want to agree that West is 5-9, look at the attached photos below.
the shredder said on 5/Jun/08
Rob , can you PLEASE add Burt Ward to the site ? ... Ive been asking for 2 years !
Anonymous said on 4/Jun/08
He is at least 4 inches shorter than 6'5 Alan Napier or Alfred so he was certainly a legit 6'1 guy and perhaps 6'2 in the morning.
Anonymous Bergh said on 4/Jun/08
He was definitely 6'1 close to listed him 6'2.
Lenad said on 4/Jun/08
I think he was 186/187cm in his Batman days and maybe 184/185cm now.
Anonymous said on 3/Jun/08
he looks closer to 6'2 in the batman series like 186 cms at least 6 inches taller than ward
Mike said on 8/Apr/08
No way the guy has shrunk 2 inches.
He always was and still is 5-9. I doubt that he has shrunk even a little bit, because his height difference with Burt Ward is still about the same as it was in the early 80s.
Common guys, do this two attached pictures not prove that to you?
Viper said on 3/Apr/08
Adam must have been slouching like a mother to look 5-9.
supes78 said on 2/Apr/08
5'9" for Adam West and 5'7" for Julie Newmar?! I've met them both and you are way off the mark! Where do some of these people come up with these absurd height guesstimates?
Mike said on 25/Dec/07
I saw a video clip with Adam West and Julie Newmar, and Julie Newmar can be more than 5-7. That's possible.
In high heels, she was a little bit shorter than West, but she was leaning, and he was standing straight. So it is hard to say.
Adam West is 5-9, either 175 cm or even 176 cm.
This sounds right.
glenn said on 24/Dec/07
more importantly i met him througout the decades and he was at least 6ft.5.
Anonymous said on 24/Dec/07
Rob - that photo is just perspective, and Adam West is standing next to a woman 6 feet in shoes. West is no way only 5'9". I think we all know that Julie Newmar is not 5'7"...
Editor Rob said on 24/Dec/07
This thread and talk of west being an average height guy, well maybe he's lost height of several inches and couple that with a slouch he can appear average, but I've a friend who has a 1994 photo with West, now this guy is a little taller than me and West towers above him, looks 6ft 1.
sf said on 19/Dec/07
Who's making jokes? I stand by everything I said. Do you know anything about perspective in photographs? Wow - now is Mike joking? Does he really think Burt Ward was 5'4" and Julie Newmar 5'7"? Mike - you have completely discredited yourself with those comments. And, yes Gary Coleman was Robin!!! Even though he wasn't born yet, or was just a new-born. And, again, your ONE photo has discredited all of the others clearly showing West taller than 6 feet. Now, did West wear lifts all the time? With this guy, I doubt it. He didn't have to. This post is starting to smell like bat guano.
moondog said on 19/Dec/07
"Just when I think I am out they pull me back in." To SF in the photo you refer to Adam West as hanging back, if that's the case then why is Robin Roberts shoulder clearly behind the shoulder of Adam West. I know she's standing on an angle but if you look carefully you can see that their heads are on a parallel.
glenn said on 19/Dec/07
who is this mike guy? is he as bad as moondog? astonished by what? i saw the pic 24-48 hours.he looks short.so what?.its a photo.he was at least a hair over 6ft the last time i saw him.
Mike said on 18/Dec/07
Supes, he might have shrunk a little, but certainly not from 6-1 to 5-9, but even that he has shrunk is not certain.
Sf, don't make jokes. Admit that he never was over 6 feet.
This picture definitely proves that. I am sure that Glenn will be astonished, when he sees it.
Robin was not played by Gary Coleman. It was played by Burt Ward who is possibly around 5-4, and Julie Newmar was about 5-7. That makes sense.
Viper said on 18/Dec/07
Though I am intrigued by Moondog's supposed sighting. It doesnt sound like hes crazy to me. Though hes way wrong Id say.
Viper said on 18/Dec/07
I beleive he was 6-1 at his tallest. And hasnt really shrunk at all. Still 6-0 1/2 at least today.
sf said on 18/Dec/07
Yes, that proves it all. And, of course, it negates all of the other photos that clearly show West being at least 6 feet. Yes, that one photo. Rob, can you post your little example again of how perspective makes only a minute change in stance or position in a photograph distort height? Make the same object look bigger or smaller? In that picture, Robin and West are NOT side by side, she is more towards the camera, exaggerating her height, distorting both her and his heights. In the picture, if Robin is 5'10", she's clearly standing at least 6 feet, angled towards the camera, making her look taller, with West just kind of hanging back. How strange how something closer in a picture looks bigger... Look at the other picture that "Proves" her height. Yes, those lines across prove to me her height. Anyway, the rest of the people in that photo must be tiny, if Robin is only 5'10".

I am convinced. Julie Newmar was only 5'5", Burgess Meredith was 5 feet tall, Gary Coleman played Robin, and the Bat Cycle was really a Bat Mini-bike.
supes78 said on 17/Dec/07
The guy is nearly 80 and you don't think he has shrunk even a little? We should all be so lucky.
Mike said on 17/Dec/07
Do you see that Adam West never was 6-1?
He is and always was at this height range on this picture. I doubt that he has shrunk, but certainly not from 6-1 to 5-9.
The guy is and was 5-9, and that's that.
There is no shame in being 5-9.
Mike said on 16/Dec/07
He certainly didn't shrink from 6-1 to 5-9.
supes78 said on 16/Dec/07
Yeah, he was easily 6'2" during the Batman days, but what he's down to now that he's nearly 80 years old is debatable. I saw him on his feet from a distance a few years back and I estimated around 6'1" for the man. Certainly not under 6 foot because he was still taller than many in the crowd.
glenn said on 16/Dec/07
the man is old.he probably shrunk.he was close was at least 6ft.5 in his prime.6-2 tops is the actual claim.i buy what i saw.which was a hair over 6ft.
Mike said on 15/Dec/07
So, guys. This picture shows that Adam West is certainly under 6-0.
Robin Roberts from Good Morning America is listed as 5-10, and she towers over Adam West.
She might be in heels that can make her up to 6-0, but even that is not certain.
One websites shows Robin Roberts with Adam West, and the other one states her height.
Click Here
Click Here
sf said on 12/Dec/07
Hell, Burt Ward's looking taller than I would have guessed. But, good photos...
Paul said on 10/Dec/07
To put to rest this argument that Adam West is anything less than a six footer all we need to do is look at some photographic evidence. I refer all to this thread on the Batman message board showing pictures taken in November of this year showing West next to a couple of fans (reply #23 and reply #30). One fan says he (the fan) is 5'11"; the other fan describes himself as 6'1". In both pictures West, who is almost 80, looks to be 6'0" to 6'1" so 6'2" at his peak is quite believable.

Burt Ward, on the other hand, looks like he's struggling to reach 5'7".

Click Here
glenn said on 8/Dec/07
alot of stress?.ha.i think all of you are foolish to further go on with this.have fun.
sf said on 8/Dec/07
No, he's saying he had on boots that made him 5 Inches taller! Just can't buy that - NOBODY can do the Bat Watuzi THAT good in 5 inch elevator shoes!
Unknown said on 7/Dec/07
Moondog, I am a little confused here.
You are saying that he had boots on that made him at least 3-4 inches taller.
But he was about the same height even without his customes, I mean as Bruce Wayne, and as Bruce Wayne, he wore dress shoes. Why wasn't he shorter as Bruce Wayne than he was as Batman? Did he wear lifts?
moondog said on 7/Dec/07
To SF, Check out the Bat boots he's wearing, they add 3-4 inches at least. For the last time I stood right next to him. 12 to 18 inches away. I thanked him for all the wonderful childhood memories and shook his hand. This topic is clearly causing Glenn a lot of distress. So for that reason and because there is nothing else to say other than you are entitled to your own opinion but not your own set of facts, I am respectfully agreeing to disagree. Moondog, Out. P.S. I served him way back in '82.
sf said on 7/Dec/07
Cause it's fun..
glenn said on 7/Dec/07
why do people still pay mind to moondog?
Unknown said on 6/Dec/07
Moondog, when was it when you served Adam West?
sf said on 6/Dec/07
Yea - in "Family Guy", he looks much shorter!

Moondog - how do you explain the rest? Was Burt Ward 5'2"? Julie Newmar 5'6"? Your estimation of West has the ENTIRE cast of Batman 5 inches shorter! The man was clearly taller than 5'10" Julie Newmar, even in high heels. You're right - they can make anything on tv look like anything, but Adam West is not 5'9"!!!
Unknown said on 5/Dec/07
Moondog, when was it, when you served Adam West?
Anonymous said on 4/Dec/07
I have never seen Adam West in person, but have talked to people who have (primarily at conventions). Everyone has remarked that he is tall; over 6 foot. Now that he's pushing 80, he's probably lost some height, but even in recent pictures I've seen of him he's still looking tall.

Alan Napier, mentioned below, has got to be at least 6'5" and probably more. He looks absolutely gigantic in films from the '40s (check out The Uninvited sometime) and still looms quite tall in Batman.
TJ said on 4/Dec/07
He doesn't look 6'2 in Family Guy, lol.
glenn said on 4/Dec/07
well,either way it is you that dont have the facts.me and my friends all met west and would agree to near 6-1.hell,maybe he is 5-11 now with age.
moondog said on 3/Dec/07
No I'm not confusing him with anyone else. I stand by my original statement. I find when having a disagreement, the person who does not have the facts usually resorts to name calling and this debate is a classic example of that. Forget what you see on TV, it's all an illusion, particularly when an actor is portraying a comic book hero. Or, maybe you think that Toby Maguire can leap from building to builing with the use of his webs.
glenn said on 1/Dec/07
good point sf,but either way he is a moron.
sf said on 30/Nov/07
Maybe Moondog was confusing him with Michael Keaton, the first Batman in the films - he's only 5'9" to 5'10"...
Mike said on 29/Nov/07
Moondog, are you still here?
Shelby said on 19/Nov/07
If Adam West is only 5-9, then Burt Ward is no more than 5-4.
glenn said on 14/Nov/07
i met alfred when i was 5.but he was sitting down.
Jim said on 13/Nov/07
I believe Alfred was 6"6" because he towered over Adam West in the Batman series 1966 to 1968. I would say 6"2" is correct.
Peter P said on 12/Nov/07
I met last year at an art gallery showing in Las Vegas. Besides being an actor he is an artist. His stuff
was not too good though. Anyway, he is 6'2".
Mario said on 6/Nov/07
Moondog, Adam West is shorter than what you say.
I saw a picture with him and Dustin Hoffman, and Dustin Hoffman towered over him.
Common man, don't say those strange things. Adam West looks well over 6 feet.
glenn said on 31/Oct/07
and your point mike? read what sf says.he makes sense.
Mike said on 30/Oct/07
Yes, this is the same Mike.
Moondog knows what he saw.
sf said on 30/Oct/07
Then Burt Ward really must be only 5'2"...
glenn said on 29/Oct/07
mike? what the fuk are talking about? did you suddenly take a hit of crack? i never have to prove anything to anyone.and we all know west was at least 6ft,and very possibly 6-1,6-2.and you still wonder? and ask questions? is this the same mike?
Mike said on 29/Oct/07
Moondog, how tall are you?
I mean in centimeters.
Was Adam West taller than 5-8 or could he also have been that height?
moondog said on 28/Oct/07
I challenge anyone to prove Adam West is anywhere near 6'. I have no dog in this fight, if he is 6' plus I'd have no reason not to acknowledge that fact. I stood right next to him, I know what I saw. Somebody out there prove me wrong. Nobody will, because you can't, the guy is 5'9" tops, end of story. There is no shame in being 5'9", he was outstanding as Batman and he should be applauded.
Mike said on 25/Oct/07
Glenn, you will be the looser,if you don't do that.
Mike said on 25/Oct/07
Moondog, did you already speak to him?
Okay,I believe you.
There happen a lot of strange things, like for example Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I thought that he would be at least 6 feet, but he was was not taller than me, when I saw him at a convention, and I am under 5-11.
glenn said on 23/Oct/07
ill post them one day mike.im hoping to stick around.
Mike said on 22/Oct/07
Glenn, can you maybe show those pictures or at least one of them on the Internet?
glenn said on 22/Oct/07
yes.i could find a crappy,blurry one that i think isnt great for height.not sure.
Mike said on 22/Oct/07
Glenn, do you have those pictures with Adam West?
glenn said on 21/Oct/07
oh,sf.how did you stumble upon this?
glenn said on 21/Oct/07
thanks for that sf.greatly appreciated.ill let you know if i find it.i find rare books,so why not that?.
sf said on 21/Oct/07
Rob - that's just it - five weeks isn't going to do it. I did do it for 8 months or so. The first 6, I was highly commited - 6 nights a week, and I did them with as much effort as I could. I never cheated, or skipped things, etc. I tried to do every exercise the way it was supposed to be done. Seriously - that's the only way you know if it truly works.

It's been a while, but I got much of the height in the first 3 months, or so. But, I can't tell you exactly how much, but I kept stretching and stretching. I might have gotten a lot of the height in the frist 3 months or so, but the rest of the months of stretching might have made the increase permanent, I don't know. Glenn - the book is called, "How to Grow Taller" by Kanwaljit Singh Kalsi. It's been in publication since 1971, according to the copyright.
glenn said on 20/Oct/07
what is the exact title of the book you used? so rob,do you think celebs like sly and pitt have done this? do you think 2 inches is possible? thanks sf.i appreciate your time.
sf said on 20/Oct/07
You know - if you're going to do it - why not just get a book that's been developed by somebody who hopefully knows what they are talking about, right? Might as well just follow some kind of exercise guide instead of making it up. You make it up, commit to it, never see gains, and you might never try it again, all because you didn't do them right, you know? No, i don't want anyone to think I'm trying to sell that book, cause I'm not. I just know I tried and did see results. And, again, measured taller at the doctor. People have asked me if maybe it was just my posture, etc. All I know, is that I was never measured that tall in my whole life, and I stood as straight as possible every damn time while getting measured. So, whatever the case, it did work for me.

Sorry, Rob, that we got off topic here.

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glenn said on 20/Oct/07
amazing sf.i never heard of this until you.you should be their spokesman.hell,id love to be 5-9 and wear lifts to look 5-11.so stretching on my own would be stupid and possibly unsafe? i have to follow a rigid routine correct? many thanks.
sf said on 19/Oct/07
Glenn - there are free manuals on the internet, I think, which I would try first, if I was you. The book I got was from Kalsitechnics which is growtaller.com or something like that. It cost about $40 bucks, but I thought it was worth it, to experiement. I mean, if it was a load of crap, then I'm only out $40. $40 to get an inch - I'll take it! The book claims 1 to 3 inches, and others claim even more, which I do think is bull****. But, an inch or so, maybe even two, I believe is achievable. Also, I read about a woman who got an inch and a half from doing yoga, with many similar exercises, so just more backing for the possibility of getting height with stretching, I guess.

There are similar scam web sites with similar names and fake stuff, so just look out.

I'm telling you, Glenn, it was hard to stay committed to, so just remember...but it really did work for me.
glenn said on 19/Oct/07
so sf,im more interested in this stretching method.is it a book in print? or not a book?
glenn said on 18/Oct/07
yeah,i get your point sf.but we know the truth.
sf said on 18/Oct/07
Well, I was wondering if he really knew who Adamn West was - is there somebody else out there more current with the same name? You just can't be that off on somebody. Sure, we can haggle a few inches with Stallone, Cruise, etc. but 5 inches, is just too much (I challenge even Stallone to get 5 inch lifts)

If West is 5'9", then Burt Ward must be 5'2"...
glenn said on 18/Oct/07
sf-why should we even listen to him? and mike,are you kidding me? is his word gold? the smallest west could have ever been is 6ft.unless he did a clint eastwood and lost 4 inches.let me find my pic one day.soon.
Mike said on 17/Oct/07
How come that Glenn and Moondog bring up such a huge height difference?
It's unrealistic. One of them must be joking, or maybe Adam was wearing lifts or boots that increased height by at least 3 or 4 inches, when being with Glenn.
But 6-2 for Adam is really unrealistic.
sf said on 16/Oct/07
Glenn - I'm with you on this one. Moondog - you sure you know who Adam West is?
glenn said on 16/Oct/07
im basing my fuking opinions from meeting him from the age of 5 to when i was 20.he was a hair over 6ft.in the 70s he was possibly 6-2.and i have pics with him.
moondog said on 16/Oct/07
Mike, 5'9" and I'm not backing off that estimate
Mike said on 16/Oct/07
Moondog, if you really have stood close to him, then it could be right.
How tall would be your guess?
moondog said on 15/Oct/07
I'm back, I don't know what you are all basing your opinions on, but mine is based on standing directly in front of him less than a foot away, I'm 5'11",190 lbs. and he was much smaller then me, both height and size. Check him out on a rerun of The King of Queens standing next to the character Spence. HE's nowhere near 6'.
the shredder said on 7/Oct/07
I always thought Adam West looked 6 ft 2 ! I can accept 6'0 or 6'1 though ! No way shorter then 6'0 !
Mike said on 6/Oct/07
I can't accept 5-9 either.
It is about the same as if I say that Charlton Heston was no more than 5-10 in his prime.
glenn said on 5/Oct/07
when i got him he seemed 6ft.5.this was 1992.
the shredder said on 5/Oct/07
Adam West must be the tallest 5 ft 9er .. EVER
sf said on 4/Oct/07
Can't accept 5'9", sorry, unless his bat utility belt weighed him down and made him shrink. Clearly 6'1" or more at one time...enjoy his voice-overs on "Family Guy."
Mike said on 4/Oct/07
Was he wearing lifts in Batman?
moondog said on 3/Oct/07
To Mike, I'm not joking. He was 5'9" tops. He can also be described as slight of build. It was a real shock to me that not being tall myself that I was so much bigger than my childhood hero.
Mike said on 3/Oct/07
moondog, you must be joking.
I know that he must have been under 6-2, but I would never give him anything under 6-0.
How tall was he, when you saw him?
moondog said on 29/Sep/07
I served Adam West many years ago at a restaurant and I hate to disappoint everyone but I'm 5'11" and I towered over him. I was shocked, but it's the gospel truth.
RICHARD said on 6/Jul/07
Adam West is the coolest. He sure does look 6'2 since he is the tallest actor to play Batman next to Val Kilmer and Christian Bale. I think Michael Keaton and George Clooney are either 5'10 or 5'11
glenn said on 1/Apr/07
i havnt seen adam in 14 years.he was 6-1 then.
bikagyura said on 31/Mar/07
Glenn, you say Adam West is 6' 1", you mean now or peak height?
Brad said on 2/Mar/07
Nah, she was looking at Jane Russell all day across from her. Batman had to sit next to Robin & Cat Woman. I saw Batman sign a surf board.
Leung said on 21/Feb/07
hehehe nice story Brad, I wonder if Natasha Kinski noticed that Batman had the hots for her.
Brad said on 21/Feb/07
Burbank last weekend at a convention. I stood right next to him. Same low cut sneakers. I'm 6' 5" he was 6' 1". Burt Ward is huge now. Aunt Harriet must have fed him hundreds of cookies and Alfred lots of milk. Batman was staring at Natasha Kinski all day. I wish I could sign my name for loot.
Mike said on 18/Feb/07
6-2 is to much for Adam West. Even if Cesar Romero would be 6-3, West would not be more than 6-1.
If Cesar is 6-2, then I would give West a 6.
Cesar is a good 2 inches taller than Adam West, when standing straight.
supes78 said on 17/Jan/07
When I saw him from a distance a few years ago, he looked a little over the 6 foot mark, which is why 6'2" in his prime seemed plausible.
Anonymous said on 14/Jan/07
I would say that Adam West is around 6' or maybe 6-1. 6-2 is a little too much, because he was at least 5 inches shorter than Alan Napier in
Batman, and I also remember that he was around 2 inches shorter than Cesar Romero, because Cesar Romero was always leaning and looking nearly one inch taller
kevin tuma said on 12/Dec/06
I'd put West at 6 feet even, perhaps 6' 1" max--which is still considerably taller than most of the other actors to play Batman. In his prime with 1" bat-heels he may have stood 6' 2". Very handsome man in real life, by the way.
Brad said on 9/Aug/06
He drove people crazy at an autograph show in North Hollywood once. He charged different prices for different people. It was like being at a car dealer. Whatta dink.
Roy's Nephew said on 26/Jul/06
Aw, Supes, he's a bat -- bright lights bother his eyes!!
Glenn said on 30/Jun/06
Adam west is 6-1.Ward is 5-7.funny enough,the first celebs I ever met at the age of 5.
the shredder said on 30/Jun/06
rob, how tall is burt ward ? ( robin from 60's batman.). he is listed at 5'8 in some places and if look at him next to adam west , that height seems about right.


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the shredder said on 29/Jun/06
rob, how tall is bart ward ( robin from the 60's batman)? imdb gives 5'8 .... and if you look at pics of him next to adam west , 5'8 seems just about right .
supes78 said on 11/Mar/06
I met him a few years back at a comic con and although I only saw him on his feet from a distance, he still looked pretty tall. Not quite 6'2" anymore but pretty damn close. Maybe 6'1" now, can't say he's lost too much height. Even got a picture with him (although he was seated) but it came out looking kind of fogged because he insisted that the flash be turned off on all cameras. Go figure, the guy's fought all sorts of super-powered bad buys but flash photography does him in!

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