Avery Brooks Height
6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
American actor best known for playing Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as Hawk in Spenser: For Hire. Notable film appearances have included American History X and 15 Minutes. A 1989 Essence magazine article described him as "Six foot two, devastatingly handsome..."
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.13in (185.7cm)
Current: 6ft 0.4in (183.9cm)
Nik Ashton said on 25/Mar/19
6’0.5” seems like a bit of a s-t-r-e-t-c-h for his nowadays height!
Tkazi said on 27/Feb/19
6'1.5" peak now just 6'0"
Nik said on 16/May/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!
Your autocorrect just gets funnier and funnier, whatever next? Your phone has a memory and a brain, and a sense of humour out of insulting people! Now Rob's phone is at it as well! I think that coming out with "prank height" was very funny, well "Google" take the chocolate cookie and list 5'6" people as 6'0"!
Your phone picks up on all the rudest words, like you said! Phones must be infested with demons!
Having thought about it I could even be tempted to offer Avery 5'11.75" for his nowadays height, maybe I would put 5'11.875" if I could! He will certainly have at least been pushing 6'1" when he was at his tallest!
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Sandy Cowell said on 15/May/18
@ Rob - Yes, our phones seem to have memories for the words we tend to use! Mine seems to pick up on all the rudest ones! I think 'prank height' was kind of lenient, and very appropriate!
said on 13/May/18
Ah, yes! I knew the name and it has just dawned on me that he is the Captain of the starship in 'Deep Space Nine'! It's such a smashing part of the 'Star Trek' offerings, with so many weird and wonderful Aliens, that I wasn't 100% sure whether Avery played the Captain or an Alien, and the Alien I have in mind is from a small, as in short, race of Aliens who are greedy for material things, have big, sensitive ears, which they enjoy having tickled and whose name starts with an 'F'! It is pronounced 'Ferengi', but I bet that's the wrong spelling!
Well, when I saw Nik's comment with 6ft being his height 'nowadays', I thought "That doesn't sound like the height of one of those greedy little big-eared Aliens! I have to check this one out post haste!"
When I arrived at his page, I found my answer! He's the Captain and he's TALL! Avery gets 6ft1 for his peak* height and 6ft0.25 for his today's height! If I could put 6ft and an eighth, then I would do just that!
I've just noticed that Avery has appeared in two brilliant films, both in my possession! The first is 'American History X' and then there is '15 Minutes'! Both are fantastic movies and I can honestly say that I HAVE noticed the name 'Avery Brooks' pop up in the
credits of quite a few films! At least now, I have firmly established in my overcrowded little head exactly who he is! Hooray to that!
* @ Rob, Nik and everybody else! - My autocorrect tried to invent a new term just now! In fact, it is one that gets both thumbs up from me! The term is PRANK height, and was slipped in instead of PEAK height! It is a term that could be applied to many a height I have come across since researching heights on Google! 😉
My phone once changed Daniel Naprous name to Daniel Nappies.
I'm glad I caught it before hitting 'reply'
Nik said on 10/May/18
I think his nowadays height is about 6'0"!
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 9/May/18
It looks a bit more than 4" because of Avery's shoe advantage.
said on 8/May/18
Would you say this is a decent photo that depicts roughly a how a 4 inch height differential should look?
I think it can show a solid enough 4 inch range.
Spencer said on 19/Aug/17
Looked 6'1 ish in American History.
Joe257 said on 24/Jun/17
I've been watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine at Night after Work, I would've guessed Captain Sisko/Avery Brooks was a Solid 6'1" Back then, Comfortably Tall, just Not Gigantic Tall!
World Citizen said on 26/May/17
184 as listed
Nik said on 21/Feb/17
Yes you have an interesting name!
said on 20/Feb/17
I actually don't see much difference between him and Michael Dorn when pictured with Rob. Both guys have clearly lost height though
Editor Rob: Rampage, Dorn in person I think looks an inch taller than Avery does.
said on 30/Sep/16
Probably 6ft flat today or possibly heading to 5ft 11.75, what do you think Rob?
Editor Rob: in the past he was comfortably over 6ft...not seen him in a few years, last time I think he was roughly 6ft range, but today probably is not over 6ft flat.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
Could be 6ft solid now
kye said on 19/Feb/15
his head creates a weird illusion
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/15
1in loss at 65 wouldn't surprise me
said on 15/Dec/14
Is 183 possible Rob? Doesn't look 184...
[Editor Rob: today yes, I think a few years ago he was still clearing 6ft. He's mid 60's now, only seems like a few years ago I was watching ds9!]
KROC said on 10/Oct/14
He was described as 6'2... I don't think he has ever claimed it guys.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/14
He did look 186cm in American History X. A solid 1in on Edward Norton
Ron said on 23/Jun/14
People always lieing about their height -.-
sigge said on 5/Feb/14
accurate listing, he has a long forehead so even with a 172 cm eye-level he should be 184 cm.
Michael Voisinet said on 25/Oct/13
Avery Brooks was about 1'' shorter than 6'2 Robert Urich. I would depict his height to about 6'1''
Lorne said on 22/Sep/13
What's strange is that a romulan senator said upon meeting him "Somehow, I thought you'd be taller" and I was like "wtf" I haven't been able to see much of DS9 but Sisko certainly looks over 6ft, and indeed he is 6ft1! Just a strange line, maybe, MAYBE if he was 6 flat, it would make sense, but to say that to any 185cm guy, it's like how tall did you expect him to be?
Len said on 5/Sep/13
Always has looked like a 6'0" guy, even when younger.
said on 30/Jun/13
Rob, are you sure this guy would edge out someone like Jensen Ackles or Adrian Paul?
[Editor Rob: they are all roughly similar, brooks I think definitely has lost a little height since his 40's.]
thorterr said on 28/Jun/13
six feet 2 devastatingly wrong lol
legit177cm said on 9/Jun/13
Holidayl said on 29/May/13
I love Avery Brooks the actor; and his best memorable character was "Hawk" on
"Spencer." Just loved him!
Yaspaa said on 2/Apr/13
Doesn't give a shorter impression than Ackles... obviously. 5'11 is daft.
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
183.7 at night
bosshawk said on 31/Dec/12
Saw him several years ago at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. He might be 5'11. I'm 6' and he was NOT as tall as me.
Trent said on 30/Dec/12
The infernal Bobbert said on 29/Oct/12
How can you tell a .5in difference in person?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/12
Shorter impression than Jensen Ackles and Ryan Hansen. Both 6ft max.
Lieutenant Height said on 14/Sep/12
Looked 5'11 on DS9 next to (listed) 5'8 Nana Visitor, who might even be shorter.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 9/Aug/12
He looks exactly 6ft (1.83 m).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/12
He's 182.5cm(5"11.75) next
anonim said on 20/Nov/11
he look tall 6'1 good for him
dmeyer said on 16/Nov/11
to me rob is 5 ft 8.2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/11
5"11.5(182cm) next to Rob.
sean73 said on 14/Oct/11
DMan said on 6/Sep/11
Looks a legit 6 footer on the pic.
James said on 6/Jul/11
no more than 6' with rob
runt said on 3/Jul/11
It doesn't take much for Avery to look over Rob's head. 6'0.5"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/11
I don't think he's over 6ft anymore
Lenad is sexy said on 24/Jun/11
I dont see anymore than 4 inches taller than Rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/11
rob89 said on 13/Jun/11
Solid 6' guy if you ask me, possibly 6'0.5" because of his unusually big forehead. His shoe advantage is negligible, so i don't think it makes much of a difference with how tall he looks.
anon182 said on 13/Jun/11
To me he looks easily 4 inches over Rob, don't know why some are claiming he looks 5'11.5, that is certainly more than a 3 - 3.5 inch difference. I think this listing is spot on personally.
James said on 12/Jun/11
if he had footware advantage he looks 182cm in the photo
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jun/11
I only see 3.5-4inches taller than Rob
James said on 8/Jun/11
6ft.25 (184cm) today. probably 185cm in his 20's.
said on 3/Jun/11
Rob do you think he is still 184 or 183cm today?
[Editor Rob: I think today he looked within the range 6ft-6ft 0.5.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
I think today he's 6ft on the nose but in his prime at least 6ft1 if not 186cm
James said on 30/May/11
i think he looks 183cm with rob given that he just a little bit of footware advantage. maybe avery is not standing at his tallest though?
James said on 26/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/May/11
James, 6"1 peak looks believable if you watch American History X...an inch taller than Edward Norton
Edward Norton might be 182cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
James, 6"1 peak looks believable if you watch American History X...an inch taller than Edward Norton
James said on 15/May/11
i don't think he was ever a full 6'1 but i am sure he was a very solid 6ft in his 20's and looks to have barely lost any height at all since he is still just about 183cm.
GABRIEL 175 CM said on 13/May/11
solid 6'0 footer 184 is ok but 183.5 is possible afternoon height.
Physics Enemy said on 9/May/11
Considering Rob is 5' 8.5" at lunchtime and the fact this guy could still stand a littler taller, I think he's pushing 6' 1".
Lenad is sexy said on 29/Apr/11
looks 6'0 max
James said on 26/Apr/11
5'11.75 (182cm) today
6'0.25 (184cm) peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/11
182-183cm next to Rob...
Big Jon said on 5/Apr/11
Solid 4 Inches on Rob
James said on 21/Mar/11
near 6'1 at his peak
Benj said on 19/Mar/11
his posture does look pretty crappy to me- i think it's got to be taken into account at least a little
bosshawk said on 3/Mar/11
No way is he 6'1. Saw him in Atlanta at the National Black Arts Festival a few years back. I'm 6' and my friend was amazed. She was somewhat disappointed he wasn't as tall as me. He might be 5'11 at best.
James said on 13/Feb/11
5'11.75 (182cm) or 6'0 (183cm) in the pic with rob.
said on 27/Nov/10
Rob, can I just ask how you can deduce shoe heel size to .10 of an inch?
[Editor Rob: I try to know how much height a lot of shoes and sneakers give by measuring lots of them.
If you know generally what certain styles are cut to, then you can get a good idea of what thickness a celebrities shoe might give. Same with heel heights for women.
This photo of 3 shoes
The smallest is between 0.6-0.7 inch, the boot is a 1 inch heel, the bigger one almost 1.3 inches. Insoles can add another 1,2,3 mm.]
Shaun said on 27/Nov/10
He's the sort of guy who could just about claim 6'1". Strong 6'
said on 26/Nov/10
rob do you think he is losing nearly 2cm in posture with you on this picture? if yes he is 184cm
[Editor Rob: he seemed to stand pretty normal to me, put it this way, he did look near 3cm than how nathan fillion looked that day in comparison...]
Matt said on 23/Nov/10
i think in reality barefoot this guy is solid 6 ft as shown by rob
said on 22/Jun/09
Was taller than edward norton so maybe 6ft1ish?
[Editor Rob: in regards the previous comment, yes maybe giving 6ft 1 peak is correct.
But today he didn't look 6ft 1 to me.]
runt said on 21/Jun/09
You wouldn't say 6-1 peak? He's 62 now.
Barry Langcaster said on 11/Jun/09
Yes a hair over six I would say too. He looks more dignified now more then when he was captain on DS9 this is a cool look for the him.
Lenad said on 11/Jun/09
Mathew said on 10/Jun/09
Not 6'1". Just 6', or a hair over.
jon said on 10/Jun/09
look at the size of the head-he looks way taller than Rob-looks like 6 inches, guys with shorter difference are estimated taller.
Ed said on 9/Jun/09
This height looks accurate. The guy has a funky sense of style.
guyfrommars said on 9/Jun/09
Looked an inch taller than 6ft Auberjonois and Alaimo. Also looked taller than 5ft11.5 Terry Farrell.
rob89 said on 9/Jun/09
Looks a strong 6'.
J.J. said on 9/Jun/09
Solid 6'0" guy but nothing more than 6'0.5"
Hugh 190cm said on 9/Jun/09
Not quite the full 6ft2 though.
HollywoodFan said on 8/Jun/09
Was once described on an episode of "Spenser For Hire" by Rober Urich's "Spenser" character as 6'2" and 205 lbs. He does admittedly look imposing in stature enough to look at least that tall. In fact, on Spenser for hire, he did indeed appear tobe the exact same height as Robert Urich. Both appeared to be the same height, with Urich perhaps being a tad heavier in weight.
James said on 8/Jun/09
Always thought 6'1. Wasn't he taller than Edward Norton in American History X? Anyaway Avery does look a solid 6'0 in the pic.
miko said on 8/Jun/09
Over 6"0, but not a 6"1 guy.
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Jun/09
Full 6ft1 and possibly 186-187cm
sidewinder said on 28/May/09
Norton 6, Brooks 6'1 (maybe 186cm.)
guyfrommars said on 10/Apr/09
The cast of DS9 were all nearly the same height:
Avery Brooks - 185 cm
Rene Auberjonois - 183 cm
Alexander Siddig - 182 cm
Terry Farrell - 182 cm (wore the male-version flat boots instead of the female one with small heels)
Colm Meaney - 180 cm
Nana Visitor - 172 cm (179-180 cm in the heels she's wearing)
The exception is shorty Armin Shimerman (166 cm), and tall guys Michael Dorn and Cirroc Lofton (191 cm both).
Marc Alaimo and J.G. Hertzler are also 183 cm, Andrew Robinson 178 cm, Louise Fletcher 175 cm, Casey Biggs 174 cm, Jeffrey Combs 170 cm, Chase Masterson 169-170 cm (plus heels), Penny Johnson 165 cm?, Aron Eisenberg 152 cm.
Anonymous said on 11/Dec/08
often looks the same height as Rober Urich...both looked slightly shorter to me that Eric Lasalle in a Spencer episode I just saw again.
guyfrommars said on 27/Sep/08
"thesource says on 19/Mar/07
I question 6'1" since I just saw an episode of Deep Space 9 (the one where they are cut in with the original show) and he looked significantly shorter than Terry Farrell.."
That's because Farrell was wearing significantly bigger heels than Brooks in that episode (which is actually incorrect, since male and female crewmembers wore the same kind of boots in the original series). That made her 6'2"-6'2.5" and her '60s hairstyle also made her appear taller.
Chauncey said on 2/Apr/08
Avery is a personal friend of my father's and i am 6'1 and he is taller than me, i'd prolly put him at close to 6'3. His voice and overall persona make him seem even taller.
Editor Rob said on 8/May/07
Lol, I was getting a pic with this guy and was going to do a thumbs up...he literally pushed my hand back down, but was jokingly wagging his finger at me for daring to try a thumbs up ;)
Anyway, I got a pic and we both have same posture, samish shoes, he's marginally closer to camera, about 4.5 inches taller.
thesource said on 19/Mar/07
I question 6'1" since I just saw an episode of Deep Space 9 (the one where they are cut in with the original show) and he looked significantly shorter than Terry Farrell..
J.J.F said on 4/Dec/06
Avery is 6'1 alright - but that makes Norton who looked a solid inch shorter in American X the six foot even I'd always thought he was. You'll have to change that one, Rob.
Austrian said on 1/Dec/06
i have no problem with 6'1 / 6'2 for him
CC-Tron said on 25/Sep/06
He never looked 6'2. Even back in his days as Hawk on 'Spencer for Hire'. I think he's no more than 6'0. I'd give him 5'11 though.
Editor Rob said on 24/Sep/06
Another 1989 philidelphia article "He's an imposing man, just under 6-feet-2"
MHouillon said on 14/Jun/06
Avery Brooks was a legitimate 184cm (6'0.5") during DS9 and "Americsan History X"
Tave Hawkins said on 2/Apr/06
No way! I'm 6' tall. He might be 5'11 at best.
BradPittisshort said on 5/Feb/06
" In American History X he squared up to Ed Norton and there really wasn't much between them"
Are you nutz? I just saw American history X 5 mins ago and Avery Brooks is at least 2-3 inches taller.
Watch the end of the film when they are face to face in the cafe.
[Editor Rob: yes I've seen it...but considering postures didn't see much difference to me...]