How tall was Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Dr. David Banner on the 1970's TV series The Incredible Hulk. He also appeared in The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Magician and My Favorite Martian. Bill was described in the 1970's as being 5ft 11 inches tall.

Bill Bixby The Magician 1973

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 9.5in (176.5cm)
Matt Shannon said on 22/May/23
Hey Rob he’s probably not the full 5’10 but I think 5’9.5 would be a better listing he looked a solid three inches shorter than Martin Kove in season one of the Incredible Hulk who is listed as 6’0.5.
Matt Shannon said on 4/May/23
Hey Rob do you think it’s possible he was closer to 5’10 I’ve watched every episode of The Incredible Hulk and I think he looks more close to 5’10
Rich Paul said on 2/Aug/22
No more than 5-8.
Joseph Cully said on 16/Mar/22
On the Incredible Hulk, Denny Miller was definitely much taller than Bill ?Bixby. Denny Miller was often billed as being six feet four, and looked to be at least that tall. He appeared with Lee Majors on the Six Million Dollar Man, and was definitely several inches taller than majors. At least 4, or maybe even 6, inches taller. he was at least 6 inches taller than Bixby. What do you mean Bixby was slightly shorter? I have seen Bixby billed as being 6 feet. I don't think that tall. I would guess about 5 feet 10 or 5 feet 11. In a Mannix episode, he was about as tall as Mike Connors, who was supposed to have been 6 feet one or 6 feet 1 and a half. In a diagnosis Murder Episode, he looked to be maybe an inch shorter than Dick Van Dyke. And in an Incredible Hulk episode with Bradford Dillman, he looked every bit as tall as Dillman, maybe even a little taller. But Bixby could have been wearing boots and Dillman regular shoes. I don't know how tall Dillman was. I don't think very tall. 5 feet 10 or 5 feet 11, I would think.
Stinky 186 cm said on 27/Aug/21
5’ 10” I don’t think he was quite 5’ 11” but definitely not 5’ 9”
Richie said on 9/Jul/20
Slightly built though not as short as you would think, 5'10".
Marcelo Fonseca said on 9/Feb/20
Looks just a bit shorter than 6'4" Denny Miller on "The Incredible Hulk". Of course Bixby could be wearing lifts.
Craig Picnot said on 24/May/19
Mister Bill Bixby was 5'10 because he took a picture with Mister Fred Rogers and Mister Fred Rogers was 6 foot and Mister Fred Rogers was two inches taller than Mister Bill Bixby.
Luna said on 15/Jan/18
Watching an episode of The Magician starring Bill Bixby with a guest role by William Shatner. I was surprised that Shatner appears to have a solid inch plus on Bixby. If Shatner was 5'9" (and wore lifts to get himself up to 5'10"), then Bixby was no more than 5'9" himself.
Editor Rob
I suppose, if both had same footwear you'd have to say Bixy was under and Shatner over 5ft 9.
Eric said on 26/Mar/17
Why do all 5'9" men claim 5'11"?
Luigi said on 1/Jun/16
Bill Bixby had a big head and a lot of hair which made his head look even bigger, thus given the illusion that he was a short man (since most short men have a big head in proportion with the rest of their bodies) but after doing extensive research, I found out Bill Bixby was really 5'11'' and I was actually quite shocked by this
Chase Witherspoon said on 2/Aug/15
Dillman looks to be 5'11" when you look at him next to his late wife Suzy Parker, who's height is reasonably well documented at 177cm. That's reinforced for me in "Gold" standing opp Roger Moore (ass. Mr Moore is 6'1") and earlier in "Court Martial" standing beside 6'3-4" Peter Graves. I think he edges Bill Bixby in "The Snare", I'd peg Mr Bixby at 176-177/5'9-5'10 region... just imo
Luigi said on 5/Mar/15
I always thought he was short, but to the contrary, evidence suggests he was 5'11''
Joe said on 9/Feb/11
True, it did seem that most male actors on the Incredible Hulk were considerably taller than Bill Bixby. Jack McGee looked to be about the same height, maybe shorter. However, I saw an Incredible Hulk episode with Bradford Dillman. I don't know how tall Bradford Dillman was, but he didn't look to be any taller than Bill Bixby, maybe even a little shorter. I heard that Bradford Dillman is billed as being 6 feet tall, but he doesn't appear to be very tall.

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