How tall was Cesar Romero

Cesar Romero's Height

6ft 2 ¾ (189.9 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Little Princess, the Thin Man, Lucky Cisco Kid, Ocean's 11, The Devil is a Woman, Now You See Him, Now You Don't. On TV he had a memorable role as The Joker in the 1960's TV series Batman. During his career he was described as both 6ft 2 and 3.

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Average Guess (38 Votes)
6ft 2.65in (189.6cm)
Leah Kims 02 said on 9/Jun/23
he was the actor who was closest to the Joker's comic-book height of 6'5"
Andrew Lawrence said on 18/Apr/23
Alot taller than 6'2 Adam West
Yanis Kaps said on 9/Jun/22
He was definitely a legit 190cm guy. May he rest in peace!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/21
Rounded down to 6ft2 like a lot of near 6ft3 guys of his era
ChaosControl said on 7/Aug/21
I think 189-189.5, so about the same as me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jul/21
About an inch on West
slim 6'1 said on 7/Jan/21
Classic joker 🃏
189.5-190cm 👍 😈
Nail said on 1/Jan/21
Cesar remero height 1.91
Sinclair said on 27/Aug/20
I thought Romero seemed slightly shorter than both 6’3” George Montgomery in Coney Island and 6’3” Gary Cooper in Vera Cruz. 6’2.75” is a very sensible peak listing for this legendary actor who still looked one inch taller than Adam West by the time of the Batman tv show. West could have been 6’1.75” at peak but I think 6’2” is the best estimate for that man’s peak.
Mr. V said on 26/Sep/17
I won't really question the downgrade since 6'2.75 is 190 and 6'3" is 190.5, anyway, but all of the actors who are listed as 6'3", I don't think he was the likeliest candidate for it. In the few occasions where Joker interacts with Bruce Wayne in the Batman show, it's very clear that he's noticeably taller than Adam West. The latter could look near his height only in Batman boots. Here:

Just compare them at 15:45 onwards in this video:

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Or here, 15:50 only.

As for the Joker-Alfred comparisons, I don't think there ever were some good shots of them together, were there? I think the only instance where they were close enough was this:

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I mean, you clearly see Napier is taller, but it is difficult to say by how much, since he's always closer to the camera and Romero bends a lot. I think 6'2" flat is too short for Cesar even in his Batman days when you compare him to Adam, who I think was more a flat 6'1". I'd say 189-190 at the time and a solid 6'3" peak. He was also notably taller than 6'2" John Payne here:

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5:20 to the end.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/17
Napier could have been nearer 6ft6½. He wasnt comfortable his height and probably believed it limited the roles he could play.
Some Guy said on 18/Jun/17
Never would have guessed him this tall. He and 6' 6'' Alan Napier had more than 3 inches.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/17
189-190cm is on the money
mister_lennon said on 4/Mar/17
190-191 guy.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Mar/17
Yes, 190 I think is better.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/17
Though Glenn Ford might have boot advantage in that film to not look short beside him, we can't rule that out.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/17
He can look as low as 6'2 with Glenn Ford at times but his posture isn't good. I think somewhere in the higher 6'2 range would be more accurate than 191, not quite as taller as Cooper and Stewart.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/17
@Rob see 1 hr 21:48 Click Here, maybe the 191 is a wee bit high. 5'10.5 has always been arguable for Glenn Ford too. I think 190 for Romero would fit better, certainly can't see him taller than Fred Macmurray. I caught Romero in a film with Sinatra and Kerr the other day and thought 190 might be the best shout.
Editor Rob
I had watched a fair few Batman tv episodes and really I can see how he could be a weaker 6ft 3 than a big 6ft 3 guy.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/17
Just about 6'3 with Glenn Ford in the Americano, 190 is arguable.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Dec/16
Peak a 191 6'3 is fair, in fact in some scenes resembled Vincent Price from a distance.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 6/Nov/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/16
Makes perfect sense. But then again he may have given 6ft2 himself because he'd lose out on roles being too tall at 6ft3...


6ft3 isn't too tall for acting. In fact, there are quite a few sucessful actors in that height range. Cesar just probably measured himself as 6ft2.75, so he rounded down to 6ft2. I'll give him 6ft2.75 then.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/16
At least 1in taller than Adam West
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/16
Makes perfect sense. But then again he may have given 6ft2 himself because he'd lose out on roles being too tall at 6ft3...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/16
Actually Rob, could 189cm be closer since he was described as both 6ft2 and 6ft3?

I think he could appear either mark
Editor Rob
that may well be possible, his posture in Batman really was up and down a bit, he could look 6ft 2 generally I thought.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Nov/14
Rob can you add Ocean's 11. Does look it next to Sinatra and Martin.
mike said on 24/Oct/14
Thanks Rob! in Batman next to Alan Napier who's 6ft 6 he really looked no more than 6ft 2. He might of lost a fraction by that time he could look a legit 6ft 3 in his early career and next to Cary Grant but he might've been more 189-190 range.
mike said on 22/Oct/14
Rob can you update this? He also appeared in other great films like The Little Princess, The Thin Man etc...
mike said on 26/Jun/14
He's listed 6ft 2-6ft 3 on sources i would put him in the middle like 6ft 2.5.
marcus said on 19/Apr/14
At least 6'3" maybe a little taller. Considerably taller than Cary Grant
Gonzalo said on 10/Mar/14
Romero next to Gary Cooper. In one pic both men tower over Burt Lancaster

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Gonzalo said on 10/Mar/14
Arch, Romero was never in How to marry a millionaire.
In Donovan´s reef he was at least as tall as John Wayne. And in one scene Romero is wearing sleepers.
In Veracruz he was as tall as Gary Cooper. Romero is easy 1`90-91.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/13
Rob can you update his films, he was a notable character actor with many well known roles aside from the Joker. He was first known for playing the Cisco Kid in westerns, and other notable films were Captain from Castile, How to Marry a Millionaire, Vera Cruz, and Donavan's Reef. He was shorter than John Wayne in Donavan's Reef by 1-1.5 inches I think, I'd guess 6'2.5".
John said on 9/Jan/13
6'3 ish at his peak. Possibly rounded down to 6'2. They seemed to do that with leading men types, unless they were more rugged types like Rock Hudson.
Knowitall said on 1/Jan/13
Cesar was 6 foot two and a half. Jack Carson was 6 foot one.
Ajax said on 29/Sep/12
He's listed as 6'2" on most sites? Maybe 6'2.5"
Shadow2 said on 10/Feb/12
Jack Carson was a legit 6'2", and Cesar would have been then his peak height of 6'3" (in 1954). By the time of Batman, Cesar was closer to 6'2". The height chart from Batman was a fake, made by the producers to exaggerate reality. If 6'6" Alan Napier had been photographed in front of it, he would have appeared nearly 6'10" !!
jwwjr said on 2/Feb/12
At the Star is Born premiere, telecast 1954,Caesar looks at least one or maybe two inches taller than Jack Carson.
talltalez said on 14/Jan/12
here is a photograph of cesar in joker makeup (photo probably dates around 1965-1967) infront of a height chart, he appears to be between 6' 5" and 6' 6" in shoes -
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Fred said on 15/Dec/11
BocaBee, are you drunk?
BocaBee said on 9/Oct/11
I personally met Mr.Romero in 1965. He was a handsome, silver haired, extremely polite gentleman, and not much taller than myself. I am 5'6. I would had to say he was no more than 5'9 most. Lifts?? Or just old age shrinkage?
Shadow2 said on 4/Dec/10
I've got no problem with Cesar being listed as 6'3" when younger, but as he approached his 60's (when most of us got to know him), he was down to 6'2" which is still very tall. I've just seen a clip with him in a 1940's era movie with George Montgomery (6'3") and Cesar is the same height. Rob, now you've had time to upgrade Cesar, any chance of upgrading Fess Parker (and Willard Parker)?

Editor Rob
well if Fess said he was 6ft 6 I should give him that, I know he said when he was 14 he was 6ft 3 by that age.
Mr.V said on 2/Dec/10
Thanks , Rob , 6'3 was definitely Cesar's height . He was also taller than 6'2 John Payne in "Week-end in Havana" .
Mr.V said on 30/Nov/10
Rob , have you taken a look at the Zorro clips I have posted last year ? If you didn't have time to watch them in their entirety , I'll tell you what :

Watch the first video from 1:27 to 1:57
The second from 4:01 to 5:45
the third from 1:00 to 2:02
the fourth from 3:00 to 6:26
the fifth from 2:18 to 4:20

Do you really see Williams being one inch taller than Romero ? Guy's biography has a photo where it's written that he stood 6'2 in the 1940's and I posted it on his page . Cesar is one inch taller than him and in the movie "Donovan's Reef" he was almost as tall as John Wayne even wearing japanese slippers . Their heights have to be switched . Guy was 6'2 and Cesar was 6'3 . What do you think of the clips ?

Editor Rob
I finally had time to look at these episodes and I agree that cesar looks more like the 6ft 3.
Mr. Kaplan said on 16/Nov/10
Power was 5'10". 4 inches will do.
Gonzalo said on 15/Nov/10
Romero towering over Tyrone Power
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Shadow2 said on 12/Nov/10
Cesar was always a solid 6'2" but could easily do a 6'3" in roles when required. In a late 60's "It takes a Thief" he is just two inches taller than 6' (at the time) Robert Wagner, and in a "Bonanza" he is an inch shorter than 6'3" Dan Blocker. I think he and Guy Williams were in reality the same height, plus or minus their boots etc. Adam West was 6'1" not 6'2", which made people think Cesar was 6'3" on "Batman". Have a look at the height difference between Cesar and 6'6" Alan Napier, close to 4". Cesar was always a class act, right to the end!
Gonzalo said on 3/Nov/10
He looked taller than 1`87 Henry Fonda in Tales of Manhattan. The funny thing is Romero was barefoot while Fonda was in shoes. Another evidence of my claim that he was taller than 1`88
Patrick said on 14/Apr/09
Romero, 6'2? Sorry but that is definitely ridiculous. He's clearly taller than than "alone" and compared to 6'2 Adam West he's effectively way taller as says JW. He's also a good inch taller than Guy Williams who was no less than 6'3!
JW said on 15/Aug/08
If Romero was only 6'2" shouldn't Adam West be downgraded to about 6 feet?
Frank2 said on 15/Aug/08
Romero was 6'2". I knew him. He was good friends with my mom and dad. I even asked him and he said he was 6'2". The last time I saw him and we chatted was when the Pasadena Playhouse was reopened after it sustained serious damage in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake. He was escorting Ann Jeffreys who looked stunning. We spoke briefly. He was dead about six months later. He didn't look well that evening and I suspected something was wrong.

Alan Napier was 6'5".
Lenad said on 15/Aug/08
West was 6'1-6'2. Id say Romero was 6'2-6'3 because he looked a tiny bit taller than West.
Lenad said on 24/Jul/08
He looked a little more than 6'2. Closer to 6'3 actually. When he stood next to 6'1-6'2 Adam West I saw a small difference
steve said on 22/Jul/08
Cesar Romero was most definitely taller than 6'2".
patrick said on 2/Jul/08
Napier whose name was given to a character in Tim Burton's Batman as a tribute (he died a year before), was 6'6 and that is really visble.
However, I always, as Glenn did, saw Cesar Romero as 6'3 and can't buy "just 6'2". I need a real proof now.
Robbie H said on 21/Apr/08
how tall was alan napier, the guy who played alfred?-he looked really tall
glenn said on 28/Feb/08
ive read 6-3 for years.
talker said on 28/Feb/08
Romero was 6'3".He looks about 1.5" taller than a young H.Fonda in "tales of Manhattan" and looks just slightly shorter than Wayne in "Donovan's reef" as mentioned by Gonzalo.
Derek said on 10/Feb/08
In his youth, Cesar was 6'2" with ease. Even when appearing on the Golden Girls around 1990, he hadn't lost much height and he still looked around 6'1".
Robert said on 29/Apr/07
He is tall.For sure 6-2 in his youth.
On falcon crest maybe a little less.
He was still in good shape and handsome on Falcon Crest, although he was almost eighty.
Glenn said on 12/Nov/06
I agree.I always heard and to me he looked 6-3 on TV.
Anonymous said on 11/Nov/06
I remember him playing Zorro's uncle Esteban in the 1957 classic version of Zorro . He definitely was at least the same height - if not a bit taller - than Guy Williams who surely was no less than the 6'3 he has always been listed . Cesar couldn't have been only 6'2 .
Michael said on 11/Sep/06
Cesar Romero was definitely a tall man.It is true that very often they make celebrities taller than they are, but him. it really seems accurate that he was that tall in person as he appeared in the movies. I would give him a 6-2. In Batman he was definitely taller than Adam West, but on Falcon Crest, he was not as tall anymore as he was in Batman, but he still was tall there,too. that was probably because he had shrunk.that's normal for that age.
Gonzalo said on 6/Apr/06
He was almost as tall as John Wayne in Donovan´s reef and as tall as Gary cooper in Veracruz. I think he was 6`3. I also remember that in Falcon Crest he was taller than Lorenzo Lamas. I think we should upgrade him
Mr. R said on 18/Mar/06
He was always listed at 6-3.
Frank2 said on 17/Mar/06
Cesar was 6'2". And as he got older he didn't shrink that much.

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