How tall was Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor best remembered for Saturday Night Live and Taxi. In a 1982 news article, he was described as a "6-foot-tall, 165-pound comedian"

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Average Guess (5 Votes)
6ft 0.3in (183.6cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/19
Dick would’ve been 51 there so it’s unlikely he’d have lost anything. Honestly, Andy looks 6ft1+ there!
Greg99 said on 9/Jul/18
Andy was 6'1" - in the 1976 video (Dick Van Dyke and Company) where I presume Van Dyke to be no shorter than 6', Andy is clearly an inch taller, both are in dress shoes.
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Greg said on 8/Jan/18
Was looking at an old TAXI episode and I thought he looked about 2 inches taller than Judd Hersh in 1978'ish who would have been about 5'11" in those days, I would have thought closer to 6'1" for Andy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/17
Rob, is a fraction over this possible?
Editor Rob: I could see it as being possible, he could give a taller than six foot impression at times.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Dec/16
So this is the guy REM sang so tunefully about! How very interesting!
George said on 17/Mar/16
I thought he looked shorter than Jerry Lawler. Jerry Lawler is listed as 6' but he might be shorter since wrestlers add inches to their height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/16
He could look a strong 6ft to a weak 6ft1
Sam said on 3/Aug/15
Not the best picture but he sure looks like twice Danny De Vito's height LOL.
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WAF said on 2/Aug/15
This is a good listing - solid six feet, but probably not taller than that.

He always looked very similar to the wrestler Jerry Lawler, who is listed as 6'0". Now, I don't know if Lawler is the first wrestler in history to be listed accurately, or whether he was really shorter, but since he looked virtually identital to Kaufman most of the time, and I don't see Kaufman below 6'0", I think his listing is on point. I know my reasoning seems circular, but my confidence in my a priori estimate of Kaufman as six feet is so strong that I think it's valid. I have also seen a picture with Kaufman and Jeff Connoway, where Kaufman looks about an inch shorter.

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He looks slightly shorter than Lawler on this picture, but it shows he was probably not 6'0.5" or something like that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/15
Sam said on 28/Jul/15
Thanks for adding, one of the greatest performance-based comedians ever. Around six feet is generally what he did look.

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