How tall is Barry Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke's Height

5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)

Peak height was 6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)
American actor, best known for playing Steven Sloan in Diagnosis Murder and for roles in Airwolf and Galactica 1980. In 1983 he claimed "I'm 6'1½ and I weigh 168 lbs."

Barry Van Dyke 1980

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.92in (185.2cm)
Current: 5ft 11.75in (182.2cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/22
Brosnan could often pass for a weak 6ft2 on Remington Steele and is clearly taller than Barry in that episode. Barry at 6ft0½ and Pierce at 6ft1½ makes the most sense. About an inch between them…
Sinclair said on 10/Dec/22
Rob, maybe 6’0.75” would be more appropriate for Barry?

On Diagnosis Murder, Barry was at least an inch taller than Dick Van Dyke who was pretty much 5’11.75” at that time. Granted Pierce Brosnan was taller than Barry on Remington Steele, but I cannot think of anyone with better posture than Brosnan (except maybe David Niven) and Brosnan could have been 6’1.5”. Moreover, Barry did often practice a slouched posture on his tv appearances.
Editor Rob
That's as high I think I'd try to argue.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Aug/22
Victoria Rowell is who I was thinking of... Didn't know she already had a page!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Aug/22
Been a long time since I saw it Robbe, and wouldn't have remembered specific episodes. I know I fancied that black woman in it, I forget her name.
Robbe said on 31/Jul/22
Barry was totally dwarfed by 6'6 Fred Dryer in one episode of Diagnosis Murder where Fred played dirty police chief. I took couple of screenshots but i have lost them somewhere. Rampage, or Arch, remember seing that episode? It's called "Retribution".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/22
Yeah Arch...Dan Paris could easily be mistaken for Dick's son. Has that same cocky, gleeful grin. Barry on the other hand looks more like Jason Patric's older brother....or just about the right age to pass off as Mike O'Hearn's dad. Nothing like Dick....
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/22
"Lantern jaw" is a great description. Not a good photo above, but has that strong jaw and look only a few Americans have. I always thought Dan Paris from Neighbours could pass for a Van Dyke. I thought he could look taller sometimes with his dad on Diagnosis Murder but if he was shorter than Pierce...
Black Noir said on 26/Jul/22
He’s handsome, 10/10, that is someone’s grandfather! Bonkers bruv bonkers
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/22
Yeah Rob here's a still from that episode of Remington

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Similar difference here as it was with Kent McCord on Galactica. Definitely think that strengthens the case for Brosnan being 6ft1½ range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/22
Rob, here's Brosnan with Barry back in 2013

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Pierce actually looks almost 6ft2 if Barry was still roughly 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jul/22
Wow, I always thought this guy was like 6ft3, he's built like linebacker. Massive shoulders, lantern jaw. No way was he only 168lbs, more like 200-210lbs jacked. He's nothing like his dad for sure.

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But yeah even his 6ft1½ claim doesn't hold up next to Kent McCord (who I suppose cone could argue was the full 6ft2?). I see at least an inch there. Maybe he wore lifts at times...he reminds me so much of Nick Nolte...another broad dude who tricked many into thinking he was much taller...only difference is Nolte admitted to 6ft.

I could see a case for 6ft0¾ peak
Editor Rob
I don't know if the clip is on Youtube, but he was shorter than Pierce Brosnan in an old remington steele episode.
Sandy C said on 23/Jul/22
Oh great - Dick Van Dyke’s hunky son is here!

He was an added bonus for female Diagnosis Murder viewers,
and sometimes, other sons of Dick’s would star too. Barry seemed the tallest of the Van Dyke fraternity.

6ft1.25 peak and 6ft today.

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