How tall was Al Lewis

Al Lewis Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor, best remembered for playing Grandpa in TV series The Munsters. In a 1998 article he mentioned "I played heavies; I'm 6 foot 1. I look the part"

How tall is Al Lewis
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6ft 0.55in (184.3cm)
Nik said on 29/May/20
R.I.P Al Lewis.
Bobby said on 29/Sep/18
@Ian C,

They were indeed vampires. Grandpa aka Dracula aka Al Lewis made frequent references to his old life in Transylvania on the show. His former title was Count Dracula, he mentions so on the show. The reason they can go out in sunshine and eat regular food is simply because The Munsters is a satirical spin on monster lore.

I hope this answers your question. Even though it's been years since then.
Bobby said on 29/Sep/18
Yeah, I figure he had to have been 6ft from seeing him on The Munsters, he didn't look at all dwarfed by Gwynne aka Hermon Munster.

Rob, I think you need to find a photo of him just so we have something to look at, even if it doesn't display his height properly.

Here's a pic of him next to Gwynne from the show, I think it displays his proportions quite nicely as neither one looks to be dropping much height, if any at all.

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Duffer 5ft 11 said on 24/Dec/17
He and Jim Nabors appeared about the same height on an old episode of Gomer Pyle I was watching a couple of days ago. About 6 feet even.
Marie said on 8/Mar/17
When I was a young girl he came to visit our house in Kansas City Missouri a couple of times, and we would go out to dinner with him when he would come into town.
Although I was a young child around 10, he always seemed tall, and I knew then that his height was unusual
David E said on 29/May/16
He looked taller!!
Ian C said on 11/Jul/15
Wow. Really? I thought he was knee high to a baby peanut, which is what you get if you're seen all the time with a man, Fred Gwynne, who was about six foot-nine when he was wearing a costume that included stilt boots.

As long as I'm here, does anybody know what kind of monsters Grandpa and Lily Munster were supposed to be? They couldn't have been vampires, as they ate regular food and went out in the sunshine.
Rey said on 31/Aug/13
Similar height and build to the late Mayor, Ed Koch.
JoeyZ said on 6/Nov/12
I met him in 1989 at his restaurant "Grampas' in NYC. Suprised how tall he was probably 6'/6'1". But remember he acted next to Fred Gwynne who was over 6'5".
Brad said on 19/Jan/11
Grandpa Lewis was much taller than people realized.
supes78 said on 1/Jan/07
I think it's time to upgrade Lewis' height. The following is taken from the recently re-issued book, 'The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane'. On Pg. 55, the author states that, "Another misconception for audiences was the adult cast's actual height. Most people assumed Al Lewis was short. He was far from short, standing at a respectable 6'1". Yvonne De Carlo was the petite one, standing 5'4". And Gwynne towered over them all, standing 6'5" in stocking feet and 7 feet tall in the giant Herman boots."
Brad said on 24/Nov/06
Looked 6' 1" in North Hollywood 10 years ago. If you saw the Munster Koach drive away from the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn where he & Eddie Munster & Marylin Munster were appearing, it was one of the funniest sights I've ever seen. Cars were stopping in traffic going "Oh my god!". Some guy was in a Herman head mask driving it. It had no California plates. Imagine that thing being pulled over. "I need a VIN verification on a 1964 Munster Koach driven by a guy dressed as Herman Munster". I saw it again with the 1966 Batmobile. I think Barris had a plate on that. The looks on people as it drove down Vineland were hilarious.
ForensicNYC said on 29/Aug/06
"Herman, I am a solid 6'0"...how tall are you?...AAAhhh! yes, you have the SLY shoes on...I forgot!"
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D.J. said on 24/Jul/06
Glenn is right. I remember reading the newspaper article the day after he died and it said he was a 6'1" basketball star in high school. He was clearly shorter than 6'5" Fred Gwynne but he definitely wasn't dwarfed.

[Editor Rob: he must have lost a bit by final years, but give him 6ft range then...]
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
He was 6-1 in his youth.I have the photo with.

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