How tall was Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy's Height

6ft 2 ¾ (189.9 cm)

American actor, best remembered for films like First Blood, Tommy Boy, Silverado, Cocoon and F/X. An article once described him: "At six foot three, with the build and the craggy face of an Irish boxer".

How tall is Brian Dennehy
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 2.79in (190cm)
Creed said on 26/Nov/23
I spoke to him at a “premiere” for a small movie and I was shocked at how tiny some of the actors and actresses were. I was 5’6” at the time and he was not taller than me . At first, I thought it was strange, then realized that his acting made him project that size.
Gerald S said on 8/Jun/23
Rob, how about a tad under 6’3” for a peak Dennehy?

He often seemed in that 6’2.5”-6’2.75” bracket in his prime.
Editor Rob
He could be one of those weak 6ft 3 guys.
Bobbyh3342 said on 8/Apr/23
6 1.75 barefoot would hit his 6'3 claim with shoes easy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/23
Not convinced he was a full 6ft3 either
berta said on 24/Jan/23
at worst 6´2 , at best 6´3. I think 189 could be better. didnt make stallone look short for example.
Rory said on 22/Dec/22
Didn't look a full 6ft3 but his posture wasn't that good, making him look nearer 6ft2. I still think he'd easily measure over that though I think 6ft2.75 could suit him.
Felix013 said on 20/Nov/21
Not much taller than Crenna in First Blood, I think 6'2 max 6'2.5, very high weight I think 270lbs.
Dr Decker said on 31/Jul/21
Weak 6-3. Definitely a large guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/21
He was portly and might’ve looked shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/21
Safely over 6ft2 flat but might’ve fallen a little short of the 6ft3 mark.
David duFresne said on 11/Feb/21
Anyone who is claiming he is 6'1 or even lower LOL is ridiculous. Although above average height in the US, it is hardly considered big man status even with wide shoulders. You need to be at least 6'2 for that. So he was likely somewhere between 6'2-6'3. He looked quite tall in To Catch a Killer in which he did a great acting job (you can see it on youtube) despite the fact that he was well into his 50s by then. In the movie he did about Coach Bobby Knight, he did look wider and shorter than the real Coach Knight who was around the 6'5 area.
berta said on 25/Nov/20
he lost alot of height i dont think he was more than 180 cm at best at the end.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Aug/20
In Cocoon i won't denied he look as an imposing 6'3.
Sinclair said on 9/Aug/20
Brian Dennehy was a really big man, but I thought he looked more of a weak 6’3” or a strong 6’2” as opposed to a solid 6’3”. My guess for Dennehy’s peak height is 6’2.75”.
the name's Sam said on 2/Jul/20
RIP he was 190 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/20
Only found out now

RIP big guy
Jtm said on 18/Apr/20
RIP Brian Dennehy. i always enjoyed him on screen but i don't buy he was a legit 6'3 guy even at peak. maybe 6'2 with his best posture.
Baja74 said on 16/Apr/20
Loved him in the boxing movie "Gladiator". Looked about 6'1" in 1992.
Hong said on 16/Apr/20
RIP mr Dennehy.He looked similar to Gene Hackman 6ft2 max for me, although I believe Hackman to have been more 6ft1.5 peak.Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Mar/20
I think if he manage to stand tall could still be 6'1. Just my thoughts. Peak close to 6'3.
Jkiller said on 8/Feb/20
I honestly don't think he ever looked taller than 6'2.5 (189cm).
Caldoni said on 25/Oct/19
Tower’s over sly in first Blood. Hence slys claim of anything over 5-9 is ridiculous more like 5-8.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/19
I think 188cm is too low peak
Tom King said on 9/Sep/18
Brian Dennehy with Scott Bakula (peak height 182.2cm) in 1999 Film Netforce.
Here the photo with both actors:
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Brian is clearly taller by 2inches makes him 6ft1.5inch and he was then 61 years old.
Also both have stand with good posture.
So it could be that Brian was in his peak near 190cm, before the operations and all the problems that he had wis his health... . Great actor.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Jul/18
80 years old and Brain Dennehy had lost a 3" of height. He must be in some bad health issues.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Nov/17
Crenna had good posture while Dennehy always slouched. With that said, I think probably a weaker 6'3". Fwiw, Brian looked about 2" taller than Burt Reynolds in Semi-Tough, but Burt had elevator boots and better posture.
Mike said on 30/Oct/17
Yes,he is a bit taller than 6'1 Richard Crenna. I would say that he is no more than 6'2'' tall.
Richardspain said on 11/Oct/17
A strong 6'2 and with footwear 6'3! I think he was not a full 190cm but very close. He was more in the 188cm zone barefoot. Next to Richard Crenna (6'1) in First Blood Brian looks a bit taller than Crenna. Only a bit taller so 188cm is reasonable to him

Nowadays... who knows???

Good role in First Blood, very credible!
berta said on 2/Sep/17
i think 190 cm ore 0,5 cm under could be better listing. today i have no idea, if i remember right it looked like he was fraction taller than russel crowe couple years ago. so maybe little under 6 foot today. but he have terrible posture. maybe he always was and still is half inch taller than he looks. but i still think almost 191 sounds little mutch
Rising - 174 cm said on 12/Aug/17
I agree with 190 cm peak, but who knows nowadays? He's lost A LOT of height. Clearly has back problems. Even years ago, he never had good posture, which may have made him look shorter to some.
Gonzalo said on 26/Jun/17
Saw him yesterday in Silverado. He looked taller than Kevin Kline. In one shot next to Jeff Goldblum he looked clearly shorter but Goldblum had ground advantage and Dennehy had bad posture. Before that, when Dennehy and Goldblum met in the saloon, on even ground he held his own next to Goldblum. Dennehy was around the 1`90 area
RisingForce said on 30/May/17
It's important to remember he always slouched and hunched, but was still much bigger than James Woods in Best Seller. This guy lost A LOT of height, even by Righteous Kill when he was only about 69. Naturally his posture can make him look shorter, but he had to be quite tall in the 70s and 80s to still look as huge as he did at times.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Feb/17
For some reason or other, and I'm presuming it's because he was big in more ways than just girth and height, they've had whole days devoted to Brian's films on one of the 'True' channels. This gave me ample opportunity to take in that he is very tall, so 6ft3 it will be! It also gave me an equally king-sized opportunity to grow tired of him in one day flat!
Joseph said on 19/Nov/16
I'm thought he was 6'2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
No he was near 6ft3 for definite...he towered over Telly Savalas when he appeared in one episode of Kojak
Josh jeffords said on 3/Sep/16
Doubt he was ever 6 3 big tall guy but not that tall.
I'd guess 6 2 in shoes at his prime seen most his movies.
Still a giant of an irishman.
hambubger said on 1/Aug/16
Clearly taller than 6'1" Ford in Presumed Innocent - and he's already 50+ in this film.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/16
Looked 6ft2-3 in Rambo.
Pierre said on 9/Sep/15
In the first Rambo i don't see him at 6"3' compared to listed 5"9' S.Stallone.I think 6"0' or 6"0.5 is more real.S.Stallone has army shoes and Brian has santiags so Brian is probably advantaged.He look very tall because his shoulders are very tall:he seem have a little neck compared to Sylvester.
Sheriff Kane said on 2/Sep/15
Mr. Dennehy looks like he's under six feet now. He has scoliosis, and is curved over pretty substantially. In Silverado, he was full height, but hard to tell with cowboy boots on. Looked huge.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, are you sure he's lost 3in or is it possible that he wasn't quite 6ft3?
Editor Rob
he could look anywhere in 6ft 2-3 range
Sam said on 17/Apr/15
Not really an inch taller than Hackman, although Hackman appears to have better posture. It's quite possible that Dennehy measured 6'2.25"-6'2.5" as a young man with good posture but I've never been convinced the guy was a full 6'3".
Here's an unsual line-up of Kevin Bacon, Christopher Meloni, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Rudd (Rudd I think is stand a bit closer so looks taller than he really is), does look similar range as with Meloni in older age.
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Tdude said on 26/Feb/15
Rob c'mon. This guy wasn't even close to 6'3". I can buy 6'2" peak. Need evidence of him noticeably taller than any 6'2" person to even believe he was close to this listing.
Gonzalo said on 23/May/14
Dennehy and Gene Hackman. Dennehy looks taller
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Rey said on 12/Apr/14
In Rambo: First Blood, he appeared to be about 6'1" and then some with the boots. Brian has bad posture. But, he still made Stallone look small. Brian is a big man, but needs to pull his head back a few inches cause it appears his head is sunken where his neck should be. He could be closer to 6'2" with better posture. For sure in his younger days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/13
Around 6ft2-6ft3 peak.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/13
Nah he looks taller than Kevin Kline in Silverado, looks 6'3" range to me.
Rusty said on 19/Sep/13
Actually looked the same height or shorter than Kevin Kline in silverado
Sam said on 22/Jul/13
I agree with Bruno...I think a 6'2" listing is better at peak for Dennehy.
Bruno said on 20/Jul/13
6'2'' Dennis Weaver looked slightly taller Brian Dennehy in Pearl. I think Dennehy's height is exaggerated, he probably was not much over 6'2'' in his prime.
Shadow2 said on 2/Oct/12
Brian was never more than 6'2" in his prime. He's an inch taller than 6'1" Bryan Brown in the movies they made together.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
I saw him years ago in New York, and he was pretty close to 6-3. But could he have lost three inches?
Alex2401 said on 6/Jun/12
He is a big guy with a strong build but not that tall.183cm seems accurate but no one can lose 8cm with age,no way.Peak height 191cm not a chance.
tom said on 5/Jun/12
Prime 6-2"+ ,now around 6'-0.5" now.
Sam said on 7/Dec/11
Unquestionably a large guy, but I don't think I ever saw him loom tall enough that he seemed 6'3"
LAN Jiao said on 31/Oct/11
rob, i guess you owe this men by 1.5-2". im pretty sure his taller than 90/100 6'2 claim actor. will smith is not a stretch at this bulky old men height. he can look 6'0 but he can pull out taller when stand tall taller than you list freddy prinze jr whose 6'1 here.
Hansen said on 15/Aug/11
as i say brian is 6ft2 nowadays. 6ft way too low.
dmeyer said on 9/Aug/11
in first blood he towers sly and is clearly tzllrt thzn 6 ft 0.5 6 ft 1 in crenna so 6 ft 2.5 6 ft 3 seems right in the 80s now he seemed raughly taller than 5 ft 10.5 russel crowe so 5 ft 11.5 6 ft today
Hansen said on 8/Aug/11
perhaps you have underestimate brian dennehy height by few inch. although he have bulky and 6ft to 6ft1-ish looking build. but when i watch summer catch , he can look close 6ft3 next to 184-185cm freddy prinze jr when he stood up straight. i think 6ft was unfair. im confident anybody did be surprise he stand up well next to 6ft3 guy he can be near it. ;)
he had a weir standing posture like a turtle, pardon my words(which is laughable) strechable neck. i think he can be in 189-190 range if he stand straight and relax down at 6ft.5 , nowadays at least a flat 6ft2 straight up.
5'8.76784 said on 2/Aug/11
Wow, this guy looked huge in First Blood. He has definitely shrunk a lot. I can definitely buy 6'3 peak.
lol said on 19/Jul/11
how can a man shrink that much ?...however he still tall with 6 foot...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
6ft2.25(189cm) peak...don't think he was quite 6ft3, but close
I think he's still over 6ft, like 6ft1
PatB said on 12/May/11
My dentist is almost exactly my age. The other day he remarked on how big I am. I told him I had only shrunk one quarter inch in the last fifty years. He replied that he had lost two full inches in jsu the previous year. He wasn't very happy about it.

The point is that men shrink on average a centimeter or so a decade but individuals vary tremendously. The big shrinkers seem to be Clint Eastwood, Senator Alan Simpson and Brian Dennehy.

I love Dennehy in the movies because he always plays a big guy but unfortunately he is no longer the man he once was. He's shrunk so much that his personality no longer fits his frame.
Paulio said on 27/Mar/11
I am 5'10 and he came in where I work about 2 years ago. He was not 6ft 3in. I can buy 6 feet though.
Anonymous said on 28/Dec/10
Just saw “The Next Three Days”. It’s amazing but in some scenes he appears to be shorter than Russell Crowe (5-10? 5-11 max?).

He definitely is a big guy (over 6-2 in his prime) but he has shrunk a lot these days. Good actor.
Anonymous says on 18/Jun/09 said on 18/Jun/09
In First Blood, he had a few inches over Sylvester Stallone.I,d say 6,3 for him.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/09
A 1993 interview with Dennehy where his size is brought up a lot. He's also described at 6'3".

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He was a big man. I don't doubt that he was a legit 6'3".
Mike said on 1/Mar/09
...we lose.5 by 40?? At 21, I was "barely" 6 feet. At 43, I'm 6'0, minimum, average about 6 and a quarter, and am just about 6'1 when I get up. I had arthritus in my knees by 21 (discovered after a knee operation), thin bones, and don't do any different exercises than I did 20 years ago. So, alot of the assumptions about height loss, on this site, I disagree with.
RisingForce said on 3/Jan/09
Gonzalo, Dennehy rarely stood straight so it's not surprising that he was slouching in that film.

In Presumed Innocent Ford was still likely around his peak height of 6-1 and Dennehy was already 52-53 years old. So if he still looked around 6-3 then without great posture then it seems even more likely that he was 6-3 in his 30's and 40's.
Gonzalo said on 2/Jan/09
Saw him yesterday in Pressumed innocent and he looked two inches taller than Harrison Ford. And he didn
RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
Exactly what I was saying Danimal. Dennehy rarely stood straight even back when he did First Blood so that could also make him seem shorter. His poor posture may have also been because of a curvature of his spine.

He's lost a noticeable amount of height and he's now 70 years old plus he's always weighed a lot.

I haven't seen anything to contradict that he was once around 6-3.
Danimal said on 15/Dec/08
Frank2 says on 5/Sep/08
Nope. Here you're wrong again. I flew on a plane back from Vancouver seated next to him. We chatted all the way. Then, at the airport we spoke. I'm 5'11" and Dennehy was about two inches taller. He's an enormous fellow. Very broad shoulders. But no way is he 6'3".

Men lose height as they grow older. By 40 we lose .5" and every decade after that we lose another .5". A healthy man by 70 will have lost 2" in height. A man suffering from osteoperosis or curvature of the spine may shrink even more. In all likelihood he is a weak 6'1" today and a weak 6'3" at his peak.
RisingForce said on 15/Dec/08
Dennehy is atleast 6'1" now. In fairly recent pictures with Laurence Fishburne, he had atleast an inch on him.
RisingForce said on 4/Nov/08
Rob, can you upgrade his current height to atleast 6'1" or 6'1.5"? I doubt he's lost a full 3". Both Glenn and JT saw about 6'2" in the late 90's. It's probably his posture that makes him look as low as 6 feet.
Hugh said on 11/Oct/08
He's 6ft2 now. No doubt.
RisingForce said on 21/Sep/08
Frank2, when was this? He was already 44 by the time of First Blood in 1982 so he could have started shrinking shortly after that. Don't forget his horrendous posture.
Frank2 said on 5/Sep/08
Nope. Here you're wrong again. I flew on a plane back from Vancouver seated next to him. We chatted all the way. Then, at the airport we spoke. I'm 5'11" and Dennehy was about two inches taller. He's an enormous fellow. Very broad shoulders. But no way is he 6'3".
RisingForce said on 5/Sep/08
6'3" is correct, he's a large man. No way he's shrunk 3 inches though. At the worst he's 6'1"-6'1.5" and his posture makes him look 6'0".
Brunobrowne said on 1/Sep/08
I say he was at least 6'3'' peak maybe 6'4''. He was in a film with Harrison Ford in the 90s and looked 3'' taller. Ford was put at 6'1'' peak.
JT said on 14/May/08
I saw him around 1997 at LAX and he looked close to 6'2" and very heavy.
mr. blue said on 7/May/08
Looks a tad over 6' in that picture, and i have to agree: He's lost a LOT of height, but i don't think that much because i also don't think he was 6'3 at his peak. A good 6'2 maybe, but not 6'3.
It's also unknown if he wears lifts in movies or not.
Charliemoto said on 7/May/08
what the hell?! i cannot believe this seriously....3 inches loss?! that's like 9cm not even the pope lost that much after the worms ate his bones.

looks 6'1 to me in the image and i do agree on 6'3 years ago although not quite 191cm but like 189-190cm.

the 6'0 listing is wrong and should definetely be changed.
nicole said on 7/Apr/08
Yes,for me also 6ft 2inch.6ft and 6ft 1inch seems is to low.
Hugh said on 30/Mar/08
Looks 6ft2ish in that photo.
dmeyer said on 20/Jan/08
i agree with glenn 6 ft is too short for this guy
glenn said on 19/Jan/08
uh,6-2.but you can tell he was taller once.and yes,6ft is ridiculous.6-1 min.
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/08
glenn did you see him at 6'3 ,and rob at 6 ft ,he seems 6'3 peak 6'1 now
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/08
he was a tall guy he look 2 in on travolta with 2 in boots ,he can still look 6'1 in pics
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/08
looks 184 with glenn but that was a while ago he lost a lot rob how tall was he in rambo since he towered sly
JS said on 17/Jan/08
Over time most people do tend to shrink, my grandfather at his tallest was 6'2" and now is just barely 6'.
I'm 17 and 6'3" and expect to shrink a little in the next 50 years.
Derek said on 26/Dec/07
Brian's lost 3 inches? That's a bit much, isn't it Rob?
patrick said on 13/Nov/07
Guys, be more humble! It's not because "you don't find something is possible that it is "not"! Some people loose up to 4 inches!I work in a hospital and I can assure you that intervertebral disks can shrink exactly as a sponge which gets dry and hard. A very tall man as Lou Gosset Jr lost at least 2 inches!
Clint Eastwood lost the same without looking for all that, "hunchbacks" or disabled.
Brian Dennehy is a very very bulky broad shouldered man. His trunk looks "short" though it is not at all! That morphotype leads to get shrunk as getting on in age, notably concerning the nucleus pulposus which becomes as a stonelike cartilage. Those disks are 80% water and it is easy to imagine that once that water off, they look like "dry grape"! Have you ever noticed the difference between normal and dry grape?
Austrian said on 13/Oct/07
lol.. Glenn looks more like the celebrity in this pic than the other guy :)
Adam Brennon said on 27/Sep/07
Looks 6' 1" in the picture.
jimmy2k said on 25/Sep/07
I've heard of people losing 1 to 1.5 inches in height over the years. But losing 3 inches is just ridiculous. What did they do, take out a vertibrae or two??
dmeyer said on 7/Sep/07
he twerd sly by 5 to 6 in in rambo 3 in is a lot
Bob H. said on 8/Aug/07
Watched FX2 last night. Bryan Brown claims 6'1/2". Sounds real. In a hallway seen Brown needs to pass Dennehy. They look the same height... and then...
Dennehy sucks in his stomach and stretchs about 3 inches. I believe he really was 6'3" or so as he claimed. His posture is and has been just slouchy.
Chemer said on 4/Aug/07
it´s time to upgrade this one Rob, this guy is 6'1"
Suze said on 9/Jul/07
Like I said, his knees went...were replaced. That took some height off.

Years of dealing with bad knees damage your back as well...and he is 69 guys. Give him a break! The guy has been doing 2 shows almost every day on Broadway, with touring companies, in Chicago and in London for several years. Can't do that if you are not strong.

I have been next to him and he IS a big guy. This is an old picture...he has lost a lot of weight and looks super.
Still a big guy in stature though. My husband is 5'11 ft. He is a good 2 inches above that. I would have put him at 6 ft 3-31/2 in the past. He is about 6'1-1/2 now.

And he can be the greatest guy...has been to me and to many I know. Funny and talkative in the right place at the right time. Not when he is busy, tired or
whatever. That would go for anyone. I have yet to meet a single person anywhere in the world that is not a grump from time to time. We all have things to deal with but don't have people stopping us and flashbulbs going give him a break.
Please? : )
Bob H. said on 5/Jul/07
Just watched "10th And Wolf". Dennehy looks to be a tad over 6 feet these days.
At 20 or so I was just a tad under 6'2". 40 years later I'm about 6' 1/2" fully stretched. I have never been sick. Never smoked or drank. Always exercised. I shrunk over an inch. It just happens. My friends my age have also shrank. Gravity. Crap wears out. We shrink. Dennehy has terrible posture. He's very over weight. Looks to have back problems when he walks in the movie. A tad over 6 foot tops.
Franco (194cm) said on 12/Jun/07
are you kidding?

this man today looks 175cm for whatever reason!

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199cm vs 193cm ???? NOT!

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looks as short as 180cm there

Editor Rob
he's lost a lot...
glenn said on 30/May/07
thanks suze.
Suze said on 28/May/07
He had both knees replaced...that will make you lose some height every time!
He is a great guy...was to me and my friends. BUt everyone has a grouchy day occasionally. : )
Great picture Glenn!
Dai said on 16/May/07
If he sorts his posture out, he could stretch out 189cm i think
glenn said on 14/Apr/07
he is a grouchy man.
LordHumongous said on 12/Apr/07
Hey Glenn - you look really scared in that picture, Dennehy is a very intimidating man! I remember a film of his where he was a mass murderer and hid the dead bodies in his house, fitted his character perfectly!
Gonzalo said on 28/Feb/07
Dennehy is closer to the camera but he seems at least as tall as Gene Hackman, who is around 6`2.
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Pat said on 25/Feb/07
When I was twenty five I was 6'4". Nearly forty years later and I'm still 6'4". That is when measured the same way. I'm sure some men shrink in their fifties and sixties but on this site shrinkage is invoked as an all purpose explanation for height estimate variations.

Dennehy is obviously a big guy. He is also a heavy guy. He has no reason to walk around fully stretched up so as to appear as big as possible. Many smaller men do that. They appear on the street and just casually standing around as if they are in the doctor's office being measured. Dennehy appears here in a self confident slump. Liam Neeson likewise doesn't need to stretch to obtain every last inch. He knows he's big. He doesn't worry about posture.

Put Dennehy on a scale with a height measurement stick and he would probably stretch up another inch over what he appears in this picture. Tall guys don't need to adopt optimum posture like Stalone or Kurt Russel.

My guess is that most of the guys like James Garner or Clint Eastwood who are believed to have shrunk are mearly slumping. If Eastwood was 6'4" thirty years ago he was 6'4" in the doctor's office and 6'4" walking down the street. Today he may very well walk around at 6'2" but in the doctor's office when he is told to stand up straight he's probably still very nearly as tall as he every was.
glenn said on 25/Feb/07
true,misha,so true.someone else pointed out something similiar.
misha said on 24/Feb/07
Amazing how many of us don't just vary on heights, we vary on reading expresions conveyed in photographs. To me, Glenn looks like he's just about to
give Dennehy the green light to go beat someone to death, and Dennehy looks like he's making a list of his own victims, including the photographer.
glenn said on 24/Feb/07
when my friend wanted the next pic,he barked that we were ruining his yeah,i was a bit nervous.he's grouchy.
Matt said on 24/Feb/07
Glenn, you look so intimitated by his size from the expression on your face lol. I'd say he looks 6'3 or so, he looks like he's slouching in the picture and Glenn is reaching up.
glenn said on 24/Feb/07
thanks misha.initially i thought i looked ugly in shot,but appreciate it more now.especially since you saw tones in it.
misha said on 24/Feb/07
Glenn, closer study of this photo tells me I was focusing too much on the difference in your eye levels, but Dennehy has a very "high-domed" forehead -it just keeps going on like some kind of vertical wall. Hence I feel that he could be 6'2" here, but tell me, how tall did he seem to you, and did you by chance get a glimpse at his footwear? He doesn't strike me as the type who'd wear lifts.
misha said on 24/Feb/07
I say 6'2" at his peak and 6'1" now is perfect. This is a very imposing man
physically, absolutely terrifying as John Wayne Gacy in the t.v. movie, but he never seemed as tall as 6'3" to me, and I agree with UNK that he's actually kept most of his height. And yes, Glenn, that is an incredibly dark shot of the two of you, really marvelous, with good skin tones and natural eye color,
very difficult to achieve outside at night.
Anthony said on 17/Feb/07
Looks at least 6'1 with Glenn. I buy 6'3 at his peak.
UNK said on 2/Feb/07
Rob you have his peak height as 6'3" and current 6"1. Do you serioulsy think the guy lost a full 2". What is you 90 years old... ha ha. Unless he has some sort of illness I don't know about, he didn't lose a full 2".
Viper said on 2/Feb/07
He looks 6-1 to me there.
P. Smith said on 1/Feb/07
LOL Glenn, in that photo you two look like you are in the mafia...Awesome.
Derek said on 21/Jan/07
Looks around 6'2" with Glenn. Probably was 6'3" in his younger days.
D. Ray Morton said on 22/Jul/06
Crazy story. Your friend's reply was funny.

I'd always heard he was nice, but wow!

Great actor, just the same.
Glenn said on 20/Jul/06
He turned his attitude one of my favorite stories ever,which I strangely forgot until my friend reminded me,when it was his turn to take a photo with Brian,Brian said"your ruining my life!".and storm inside a friend did say to him "sorry for ruining your life" sarcastically to him as he stormed off.weird grump.
D. Ray Morton said on 20/Jul/06
Nice shot. He looks like he *could* be about 6'2" here.

Always liked Dennehy. He's supposed to be a cool guy, I hear.

tomking said on 19/Jul/06
Good photo, Glenn. Mr Dennehy looks really tall on it.He is a great actor.
Glenn said on 31/May/06
Goldbloom and Chase are both 6-4.Dennehy was 6-3.
Gramps said on 31/May/06
Brian with the 6'2" William Hurt:
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As a younger man I think he was all of 6'2" and maybe 6'1" today.
Gonzalo said on 30/May/06
He is tall, that´s clear, but his posture isn´t the best, maybe because of overweight. I think he is around 6´2. He looked much shorter than Jeff Goldblum in Silverado. And he looked shorter than Chevy Chase in Foul play. But he was taller than Kevin Kline and William Hurt. Could he ever be 6´3? How tall are then Chase and Goldblum?
Mikex said on 28/Apr/06
He can't have shrunken 2 inches can he? I mean he's not an 80 yr old.
tomking said on 26/Apr/06
In both fx films he played with bryan brown (6`1")in 1986, he seems one inch taller then brown, maybe 1.5, but he was taller.So Frank i think you are right today with 6`1".
Frank2 said on 20/Apr/06
Dennehy is about 6'1". I sat next to him on a flight from Vancouver to LA and we chatted almost the whole way. Nice man. He's big boned as well as heavy, maybe 250 lbs.
Mikex said on 19/Apr/06
Looks under 6'3'' more like 6' or 6'1'' but is heavily set and this may deceive.
Glenn said on 9/Mar/06
met him in 1999.
Glenn said on 9/Mar/06
Ive seen coming.

Editor Rob
the guy looks to have shrunk, when did you meet him?
Glenn said on 5/Mar/06
I saw 6-3.
Tiger said on 10/Feb/06
Rob: that was a quick change for Dennehy. When I logged on early this morning, you had him at 6-2. I know he played Bob Knight in an ESPN movie about IU's 1985-86 season. I know that Bob Knight is 6-5 and Dennehy just did not look that. I haven't seen him in years. I assume 6-1 is correct.

Editor Rob
the eternal problem...shrinking celebrities. I do think he was, as Mr R pointed out a big guy, but recently just doesn't look as tall.

when a star stops movies or goes out of limelight or passes away, I would then change the listing back to peak. Yeah, I'm not totally consistant on that point, but will always mention peak/current if I think they shrink...
Mr. R said on 10/Feb/06
Actually, when I was in New York during his Gorky Park days, he was listed at 6-4. Seems a little high, but he did seem taller than 6-3 William Hurt in Gorky Park.

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