How tall was Brad Henke

Brad Henke's Height

6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)

American actor and former Footballer best remembered for appearing in TV shows Going to California and Orange is the New Black, playing Desi Piscatella. Brad said in Variety, "I'm 6-foot-4, which makes it difficult to be considered for the lead of a series". In the NFL he was described "Height: 6-3 Weight: 275 or 284 pounds".

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Average Guess (27 Votes)
6ft 3.56in (191.9cm)
Andrea said on 2/Dec/22
Noo, RIP :(
6'3.5 I'd still say was a good guess.
SeanR said on 1/Dec/22
Just read that Brad passed away - RIP.
6’3 1/2”

Shame that some younger folks on this site are passing away.
Editor Rob
R.I.P. Brad
Canson said on 12/Oct/22
6’3 barefoot 6’4 in shoes. Maybe 6’3.25 best case. He did measure 6’3 1/8”
IceCold2 said on 11/Oct/22
The fact he is only listed by NFL and measured barely over 6'3 flat
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/22
Agree with this, not a legit 6ft4
viper said on 4/Apr/22
I'd love to know what Dexter Manley measured exactly. He's a guy who can look taller than just 6-3.

But with this guy we know his exact measurement
Canson said on 3/Apr/22
@Editor Rob: he only measured 6’3 1/8”. He’s overlisted. And he didn’t grow
IceCold said on 2/Apr/22
He would not list him at flat 6'3. That is best we can get
viper said on 1/Apr/22
I don't know how you can list him at
6-3.5 when he measured 6-3.1 at almost 24. Even If it's late afternoon
IceCold said on 1/Apr/22
Shawne Merriman's ''measurements'' are laughable. Imagine him the same height as Colin Kaepernick. And Kaepernick listed at only 6'4 flat like Shawne
viper said on 31/Mar/22
No way Shawne Merriman is the same height as this guy
viper said on 31/Mar/22
Was he just downgraded?
Editor Rob
from looking at him again 3.5 is a fair compromise.
viper said on 31/Mar/22
I've met former NFL player Lin Dawson who is listed at 6-3 and he really looked more 6-3.5
viper said on 31/Mar/22
These huge football guys are by and large early bloomers.

I can believe his 6-3 measurement was in the afternoon over any height growth at almost 24
viper said on 31/Mar/22
He measured 6-3 at 23.

Pretty much zero chance he grew any.

There is always a chance he wears orthopedics
viper said on 31/Mar/22
6-3 max as measured
IceCold said on 31/Mar/22
did he growing at age 23 though
IceCold said on 31/Mar/22
@Rob, maybe 6'3 1/2 is a good compromise? He is been described as 6'3 - 6'4 before Click Here
Editor Rob
Question was always did he grow...I thought he might have.
IceCold said on 31/Mar/22
At the NFL combine he was 75.1 inches Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Dec/20
Victor Webster and Brad both maybe needed 1/4 downgrade but they're exactly same height in person for sure. Also i would drag in Jim Parrack to do some justice for Ed Quinn 6'4 starter and downgrade at 6'3 3/4. But in 2008 Choke there is a very solid 8" between Brad and 5'8 peak Sam Rockwell which cannot be denied by Rob.
Canson said on 23/Nov/20
He definitely needs a downgrade. He only measures just over 6’3”.
FriedChicken said on 15/Nov/20
6 ft 4 is a morning height. I think a slight downgrade is appropriate.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Oct/20
That's true. It's really no different than pro wrestling. (I broguht it up because you seem to be a wrestling fan, much like me)
6'3 Julian said on 17/Oct/20
@RJT also the main character has to be relatable for the audience. If the lead is exceptionally tall, the viewers may have a tougher time relating to the character
Tall Sam said on 16/Oct/20
In Hollywood they tend to prioritize looks, physique and of course popularity and charisma for leading men/stars and casting by height is secondary. Some leading actors are tolerant of standing next to taller folks but often they will reject taller costars or employ tricks along with the director to make the lead look bigger.

Sometimes there are quite tall leading men but, outside of comedies, they are usually pretty good looking guys. This is true back from the times of Gary Cooper & Clark Gable to Rock Hudson. A guy like Brad Henke is little heavier, more ordinary looking, and may have had a bid for leading roles when such actors were popular like Hackman, Duvall, Hoffman, maybe Nicholson in the 70s and 80s who were not leading man handsome but not most other times.
RJT said on 14/Oct/20
@Editor Rob

I'm curius Rob, why does a 6'4 guy may get disqualified from a leading role in movie/TV? Yeah it is very tall height, but not very very tall like 6'6 above?

Even 6'3 or near 6'3 guys such as Hartnett/Welling said something like this too. Don't Hollywood like tall guys especially if good looking and athletic?
Editor Rob
Maybe some actors hear this from casting producers don't want very tall men as leads in some shows.

But then look at Hoff, leading both Knight Rider and Baywatch, or Hunter with near 6ft 6 Fred Dryer...

I think in practical terms, it's sometimes easier to film with people who aren't drastically different in height
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Sep/20
My word, what a fulsome face, and with a height like his, Brad'll be able to eat like the clappers just to maintain himself!


Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Jun/20
6'3 1/2 is impossible. Henke look a big 8" on 5'8 Sam Rockwell in Choke.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/19
Rob, maybe 6ft3½ is a better shout?

Don’t think he’s just 6ft3 flat though
Editor Rob
I can see 6ft 3.5 as an arguable figure for him.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Oct/19
People can argue Brad to be 6'3 1/2 but 6'4 Victor Webster met by Rob should be downgrade to the same as well.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 27/Jul/19
Yeah, "75.10" means 6'3 1/8", just as "6031" on the former nfldraftscout site means the same thing.
Andrea said on 5/May/19
Rob, actually, he is down at a very precise "75.10 inches" (which I reckon means 6'3 1/8?) on here: Click Here How reliable do you think that site is?
With someone like Sam Trammell (that you met and listed at 5'8.5), I'd still say that 6'3 flat (or a hair over) is still a bit too low for him (well, unless he has a noticeable footwear advantage here, which I couldn't find): Click Here
Editor Rob
I don't think they ever did 1/10ths, but he has been called 6ft 3 around draft time, I only had a brief look but couldn't see 1/8th though I'd need to look into that and see if it exists though.

He can look over 6ft 3 with Sam - who in person I wouldn't have guessed under 174cm, based on the fact he looked 5ft 9 to me (albeit with noticeable footwear advantage).
Animus said on 30/Sep/18

He’s got neither short limbs nor a narrow frame. The photo does him no favors, but he is an absolutely huge guys in movies. Do you really think that a guy closing in on 300lbs, who played in the NFL, could have a narrow frame? Where would you put all that mass? I buy that he’s a few centimetres above 190cm.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Sep/18
@Canson I can't recall the movie name. But Victor Webster had the similar footwear as Brad in that movie really edge by Brad at least 1/4. Bryan Greenberg described Brad Henke as 6'5 but obviously thats a shoes on height.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jul/18
A full 6'4" for him is unlikely when he's been described and listed as 6'3" by the NFL.
Canson said on 12/Jul/18
@Junior; he doesn’t look that tall. Maybe in shoes
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jul/18
He can't be 6'3? Brad Henke is a big 6'4. I recall a movie he did some scene with 6'4 Victor Webster met by Rob and Henke making Vic look 6'3.75".
Yht said on 4/May/18
With those short limbs and narrow frame he isn't over 6'3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/17
Maybe in those boots on OITNB he's near 6ft6
Andrea said on 8/Jul/17
Rob, can you give him the OITNB tag?
It's a shame he's standing closer to the camera but look at him with Tom, here: Click Here
Editor Rob
how much taller is hard to say exactly...I feel he's got to be over 6ft 3 there though!
hal said on 19/Jun/17
He's only 6'4"? The characters in OITNB talk as if he's Andre the Giant. Yeah, 6'4" is tall, but I thought he'd be at least 200 centimeters.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 16/Jun/17

Henke could've measured 6'3 7/8" and just got rounded down to 6'3". Sometimes, though pretty rare, NFL does that. A player still gets rounded down even though he was measured closer to the next inch. Like Colin Kaepernick, Eli Manning and Matt Ryan for example. Kaepernick was measured 6'4 5/8" but got rounded down to 6'4" (he was listed 6'5" during the first few years of his NFL career though.) And Manning and Ryan both measured 6'4 3/4" but rounded down to 6'4".
S.J.H said on 10/Feb/17
I remember an interview i watch in youtube how 6'0 Bryan Greenberg described his October Road co star Henke being a 6'5 big guy. So he must be a real 6'4 guy
S.J.H said on 8/Nov/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/16

NFL could fall on some error on players height. 6'4 victor webster was at least 1/4 or a fraction shorter than Henke in a close up movie apearance
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/16
Watching OITNB I thought he was nearer 6ft6!

Maybe he could be a bit under this though if he's also been listed 6ft3?
Andrea said on 26/Sep/16
Can you give him a photo, Rob? He is a pretty big guy, i've seen him in the last season of OITNB (you should add the show to his credits, btw) and i thought he could have been around 192... I don't know about 6'3 flat but 6'3.5 or 6'3.75 i think is quite possible!
Editor Rob
someone said he could look similar to Victor Webster, but I don't know what they were in together, would be interesting to see how he shaped up.
Ice said on 22/Sep/16
ROB on his NFL stats he's listed as 6'3 ?
Editor Rob
yeah I've mentioned in the top, but he seems to think he's 6ft 4
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
I thought he was 6'5 at first. He look like a cm taller than 6'3.75 victor webster. 6'4 look right
AlexMahone said on 13/Oct/14
Correct. He's definetly taller than Tom Welling. They are booth slouching and henke is closer to the camera but he's taller and bigger.
LAN Jiao said on 4/Oct/11
Maybe 6'4.5 ?

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